- Print Date
- Print Duration
- 1 hour, 1 minute, 40 seconds
- Paper Size
- 11×14 in.
- Distance Drawn
- 71.48 m
There are comparisons which can be made between plotter art and building bricks. There are constraints, techniques, and tools used to build pre-determined layouts — and there are some people who can bypass all these and create truly amazing art.
On the next step on my journey to try and become one of them, I’m playing with more unique permutations. This piece demonstrates the 24 unique ways to combine two 2×4 stud building bricks. I’ve not included the 22 additional combinations which are just 180º rotations of one of the original 24.
Windsor & Newton Fineliner— 0.3mmBlack, Archival ink
Windsor & Newton Fineliner— 1.0mmBlack, Archival ink
Stabilo Point 88 Fineliner— 0.4mmUltramarine, 88/32
Stabilo Point 88 Fineliner— 0.4mmRed, 88/40
This was my first attempt at solid colour through hatching and I’m pleased with the results. The alignment of the two coloured layers with the black outlines is a little off in places, but I actually quite enjoy the misaligned colour registration effect.
Although the 24 permutations here are all pre-determined, a layer of randomness is added by letting code dictate the unique layout/ordering of the permutations.
Once I’ve played a little more with this format, I might include the additional 22 combinations for a more detailed plot. I doubt however, if I’ll ever step it up to combinations of three bricks — there are 1560 unique permutations!