Beyond Seeing: Differences Between Experts and Novices in Observational Drawing
       
     
CritBot
       
     
Vassar College Robot Competition
       
     
Beyond Seeing: Differences Between Experts and Novices in Observational Drawing
       
     
Beyond Seeing: Differences Between Experts and Novices in Observational Drawing

When learning how to draw from observation, my teachers always told me, “You’re not learning how to draw; you’re learning how to see.” For my undergraduate thesis, I wanted to investigate this unique phenomenon that implied that artists truly see the world differently. Like any skill, observational drawing is something that can be improved with training or deliberate practice, but what actually makes an expert artist? And specifically, does the expertise reside in better perception?

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CritBot
       
     
CritBot

An autonomous robot that views artworks in a gallery and critiques them.

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Vassar College Robot Competition
       
     
Vassar College Robot Competition

Pac-Man versus Ghost brought to life as maze-traversing autonomous robots. Who would win the competition?

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