Sep 20, 2012

Non-Objective, Abstract and Observational Art

Here are examples of non-objective, abstract, and more realistic styles of drawing.

"Crayola Crayon Pad: Drawing 23"
Jordan Sibayan. Pencil and Crayon.
2000-2002 (around).
 This drawing, made with pencil and crayon, was found in one of my childhood drawing pads. It seems to be similar to a color wheel, yet not so.More often than not a non-objective piece of art has no set subject matter, and uses the bare elements of art, such as line, shape, value and the like.

"Weird Creature"
Jordan Sibayan. Pencil. 2009

This drawing is from a collection of graph paper pages, and I consider it to be abstract. Abstract art takes a subject and morphs or changes it enough to exaggerated features. Abstract art also mixes and matches different subjects, such as I have with this drawing.

"Sax Sketch Diary: Kangaroos"
Jordan Sibayan. Colored Pencil.
2007-2008 (around).

This drawing comes from a sketchbook I used during one of my high school drawing classes. I feel there are more than one name for drawings like these, such as observational or realistic, and they tend to replicate, as close as possible, the world around us, via the artist's interpretation

I chose these drawings to better explain the difference between non-objective abstract and observational art.

EDIT 9-28-2012
After referring some old art class notes, "observational art" should actually be representational art.

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