Monday, August 14, 2006

Building Perspective Practice

I need a lot more practice on perspective. I understand the "vanishing point" intellectually, but getting it correct on paper is a different thing. So I just continue on telling myself that I will eventually get it. I can see that the top of the building is not right which throws off the rest of the sketch.

1 comment:

Jana Bouc said...

I'm glad you went ahead and posted your building drawings. They're really interesting and nicely drawn. You wrote about worrying about perspective--an easy way to deal with it without having to get to technical is to check the angles you're seeing (which can trick the eye) by holding up your pen or pencil and lining it up with the roof line, or whatever you're trying to figure out. Then you can copy the angle you see with your pencil onto your paper. A lot of times I'm sure something angles one way and when I do that, I can see it actually angles the other. Another trick is to look at the negative space and see what shape it is and draw that instead of the angles of the building. Hope you don't mind the suggestions...I've been there so just wanted to share what helps me.