Walter van Rijn, Hybrid Drawing10, 2022. Ink and pencil on paper, 42 x 30 cm

Hybrid Drawing

Digital_Script_Screen, Drawing

I was recently commissioned to create an artwork and this is the making process. It is an interaction between me and the digital world of software and robotics.

Question: Who leads? Drawing by hand or drawing by a robotic arm? I discovered that the robot is teaching me a new way of drawing. It is setting me free from the way I learned to draw over many years. More fluidity and all the lines are filling space and surfaces.

Have a look at the video. It shows the making process of one of the drawings, Hybrid Drawing 08, using ink on paper. The drawing starts off with the plotter and I react to what has been drawn.