The headless crow?....no..not some B-movie that went straight to video!
I have been interested in the teaching of Douglas Harding for quite some time now. Harding came up with a way of looking at the world from a first person perspective, which became known as 'headlessness', as when you are looking at the world this way, you don't see your own head and thus have a direct experience.
A few years ago I thought I'd try to deepen my understanding of this way of seeing by drawing some cartoons from this perspective. I decided to present the pictures in pairs, the same scene from both a first and third person perspective.
The above is a screen shot of two pictures I drew a while back. The actualy images had been deleted, so I was only able to take the screen shot.
I needed a picture of a woman on a bench, so I decided to modify this picture.
Here it is again with the dog now removed.
Here is the photo I used as a reference for the crow.
The picture is shaping up now, it just needs a little tidying up.
Here I'm working on the crow's view of things. I copied and pasted a pic of the 3rd person view of the woman on the bench so that I could get her colours consistent.
Here is the finished crow's eye view, the crow's first person perspective.
And here is the third person view of the scene.
I really enjoy this way of looking at the world, so I intend to do one of these pairs of pictures per week.