Phenakistoscope

The idea behind this piece is to show movement through drawing and to trick the eye into thinking that the image is actually moving instead of the piece as a whole. The bright color of the bee contrasts with the duller pinks in the flower in order to draw the eye to the movement of the bee flying. There is balance with the repeated pattern in all twelve sections of the circle. Rhythm is used in the twelve sections, pulling together the three divisions of the circle by pulling the eye around in a spiral pattern.

Drawing moving images is a bit different than drawing still images. In order to trick the eye into seeing movement, the image needs to be changed subtle in each iteration. If the image is changed too drastically, the movement looks fast and choppy. However, if the image isn’t changed enough, it will be very slow.

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