Analysis Of Frank Louis Allen 's Live I And Live II Drawings Essays

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Frank Louis Allen is from Bedfordshire, England and is also autistic but discovered his talent after suffering from a back injury. When Frank Louis Allen draws, he plays music or the television to distract his brain enough to let his subconscious do the work, therefore giving his hands the freedom to flow with all of the ideas that are in his head. Allen used marker in his Live I and Live II drawings, located in the basement of the Academic Center, but mainly used black throughout both drawings. Live I stars from the top right of the canvas and gives a feeling that the drawing is just falling from the top down to the bottom. Live II on the other hand starts from the center and expands out. Looking at both drawings you can see that everything flows and connects together perfectly no matter what the object is transitioning into. Allen uses mainly a black marker in his drawing adding very little color though out the drawing to help make certain parts stand out more.
Each drawing is very difficult to describe without saying the word “crazy” because there is a lot to one piece. In Live I there are a lot of animals and various faces with color placed in areas of small detail. He adds small red dots on an octopus and in various areas he adds grey to smaller objects that would otherwise be overlooked. Live II was very interesting to us because at fist glance it looks chaotic but as we stepped close to the picture we saw object, people and illusions. Many of the figures in Live II…

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