Category : ART
By Hiromasa Fukaji（Japan）
There are incredible things that can only be expressed by hand, in other words, “writing on paper directly with a pencil.” With this in mind, “Plotter Drawing” was created as a new tool for expression, adding various digital control elements to sketching. The writing instrument moves mechanically, enabling Plotter Drawing to go beyond what the human hand can draw, and by mixing mediums, such as different inks and paper texture, your picture can attain more artistic depth. With techniques used by “Plotter Drawing”, the user is then able to use various sketching styles, and the picture can be recreated as if by hand.
This product uses the Cutting Plotter. The cutting plotter mounting adapter is fixed to the 3D printer, in order to utilize a number of writing instruments, such as pencils, calligraphy pens, and ballpoint pens. With this product, the Plotter is used as a “tool that changes digital data into physical movements.”
In addition, the Plotter makes full use of functions to adjust the reproduction speed and pen pressure, allowing it to produce different textures. Factors such as digital control, reproduction speed, pen pressure, pen control, writing instruments, and paper condition have been carefully incorporated to create unique, unprecedented drawing forms.
‘Plotter Drawing’ reminded me a scene in the film ‘i ROBOT’. When the robot Sonny tried to explain its dream to the detective, Sonny imitated human to draw the landscape by its hand. This organic approach made audience feel Sonny, as a machine, is really creating something like an art.
Just like Sonny, ‘Plotter Drawing’ illustrates images in an organic way. Because of the wear of the pen and the different quality of each paper, the machine will create a unique result every time. This uniqueness is what the team called ‘attractive accident’ and is also the beauty of this work. ‘Plotter Drawing’ well represents the possibility of how a machine can make art.