Posts by jose Villota
Choose my poetry
Choosing my poetry Obviously, there are many poems. How many? Hundreds? Thousands? Millions? Surely, there is one for each person, but also unfortunately, we do not see one for each person. There are people who dedicate themselves to following the poetry of others, thinking that by following this path, they will find their own. Or even worse, follow without looking, for following,...Read More
Poetry is knowing how to draw?
Poetry is knowing how to draw? I guess the answer is yes. You can create an image only by drawing well. A drawing can contain a beauty that completes a sensation, but probably, even behind those cases, there is hidden information that implicitly indicates beauty, sensuality, harmony, balance... But I'm missing something. It's not the...Read More
What is poetry in the image?
What is poetry in the image? Poetry then would be the decisions the writer of the image makes, the way he chooses to tell. How he converts the information of a sentence into verse. So we distinguish what we tell from how we tell. Poetry can be everything. Colors, shapes, spaces, representations, omissions. It can be...Read More
Explicit or implicit information
Explicit or implicit information Information can be explicit or implicit. Explicit information is what we see. It arises from the words we see in an image. Implicit information is information that is not represented by any concrete element but arises from relationships between those elements. We can have a character walking. Or by...Read More
Spelling mistakes From this point of view, a problem arises that I have had hundreds of times. Drawings that have failed to convey the information correctly. Here there can be: Misspelled words. If I want to draw a donkey and the reader reads a horse, I am having a serious problem of communication, which can make the...Read More
Words The first thing is the recognizable elements that appear in a picture. If we see a glass drawn, we will have a piece of information that will be glass a noun. We could consider it a word. We can have complements to that word. If it is glass, we provide a complement of information. In the case of characters, we can have common nouns and...Read More
What parts of an image have information?
Which parts of an image have information? In an image there are many elements that can contain information. The elements that appear drawn in an image provide very specific information, but there are more things that can contain information. A color, a space, a type of stroke, even a style can have information. It is not the same...Read More
What questions do I have to ask myself?
What questions do I have to ask myself? What do I have to ask myself? Historically, I've been concerned with questions like how to prepare a portfolio, how to present a project to a publisher, how to get followers on social media, how to reach clients, and how to sell something. These are all questions that are about selling something. At the point I'm at...Read More
Draw or illustrate
Drawing or illustrating What is an illustration? To that question, I answer myself a drawing that tells something. What is a drawing? An image made up of a set of strokes created by a human being using some instrument and represented on some support. What is an image? If I ask myself that question, I would say that it is...Read More
The beginning of everything
The beginning of it all How did it all begin? Where did human beings begin to tell things with the images they created? I look back and I don't see where to start. From whatever point I take in history, there is always something earlier with images that tell things. That brings me to .... prehistory? cave paintings?....Read More