Some famous Surrealist artists are: Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Kay Sage, Frieda Kahlo, de Chirco and many others. Dali is the most famous of the surreal artists. Surrealism: a style in which fantastical visual imagery from the subconscious mind, dreams and the imagination is used with no intention of making the work logically comprehensible.
Balance of Love by Vitogoni Surrealism means “beyond realism” so the drawings represent reality as we visually experience it.
Surrealistic Techniques include Juxtapositioning of incongruent objects Strong use of figure/ground relationships Double imaging(this is where an image can be two things) Distortion Morphing of forms Size placement/proportion Themes and ideas do not have to be “creepy” or gory. Themes can be thought- provoking, communicating a message or idea.
This is an example of morphing- the hands and the spine turn into something else. This work also shows strong influence by Salvador Dali with the melting hands.
This work shows the use of stippling to create value. Stippling provides the greatest degree of control and range of values pen working with pen and ink.
Use of strong contrasts works well with pen and ink drawings. Once you complete your pen and ink drawing you may choose to go back into the drawing and add some graphite shading to model forms and create a 3-D effect.