Oh wow, Bryn, great post!

It's amazing how differently representational photography and drawn art relating to objects and life forms can be, isn't it? I find that botanical drawings of flora, those beautiful bird books with their gorgeous painted pictures of our avian friends, and anatomical drawings like your stunningly-rendered heart are easier to digest than photographs of the same. For these more generic things, drawn art is great.

But drawn art doesn't cater for the very specific, 'right here, right now' need for illustrating, say, a precise location at a given moment, or a news story, or a 'this is what I'm looking at - can you see what I mean?' For that we need photographs.

I've really enjoyed reading this post, and I'm going to be thinking about it for a while!

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Feb 24, 2023Liked by Bryn Robinson

Oh, I love your heart drawing! It's beautiful.

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I liked the B&W photo of the subway. Very futuristic. I was also thinking of my anatomy textbooks, all hand drawn illustrations. Photos of the real thing just don’t have the detail because they’re cadavers.

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