Robert Poynton
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Draw your own conclusions

July 15, 2014 – 1 min read




Years ago a friend, who is an artist, did a very simple line drawing portrait of me.  

A few years later another, who is an engineer turned it into a wood block. I was amazed at his ingenuity.  ‘I have made a few improvements though’ he said. ‘Your glasses weren’t drawn straight, so I levelled them out’.

Here’s the thing. My glasses are never straight. My face isn’t straight and as anyone who wears glasses knows, the act of taking them off with your dominant hand tends to skew them even more.

The artist drew what he saw.

The engineer made an assumption that regularity was good and ‘corrected’ the image to be more regular, thus in his view, making it ‘better’.

Draw your own conclusions.

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