This is a video of a 1-point perspective urban scene that I hope you will try. Also, look at an earlier perspective with a similar theme. If the link below doesn’t work directly , copy-paste into the search box at upper right of webpage. Shadbolt Center Tas Drawing Perspective Italian Village Street (may 5 2017)… Read More »
People have asked if reflections should be longer, shorter, or the same as the actual object. The annoying answer is “It depends.” I made a little sailboat (about 3 inches high) by carving a white vinyl eraser and making a sail by cutting a credit card, painting it white and drawing a curve with a… Read More »
There are many perspective videos on this site. This video is a fairly brief treatment of 1, 2, and 3 point perspective in overview. More detailed treatments, such as, cylindrical and spherical perspective can be found in the Perspective Category.
You can purchase or make grids of various kinds and use them as underlays for your perspective drawing. They break down into ‘exterior grids’ for FORMS and ‘interior grids’ for SPACES. You can google images of these to get the idea of the variety. I have used these quite a lot and they are one… Read More »
I worked as a draftsman long ago. One of the techniques draftsmen learn is to apply a systematic ‘hierarchy of lineweights’ to enhance and clarify their drawings. Every draftsman learns to do this. It is important because it adds clarity and a kind of richness to drawings. You can also see it at work in comic… Read More »
Hi Tony, I am thrilled to tell you that I am accepted to the Master of Architecture program at UBC! I think this wouldn’t have happened without your support. Thank you so much for your advice, good feedback and all your support. I can’t appreciate enough. Best Regards, Ms JJ
Often you want to place figures and clusters of figures in an area like a street or plaza. This image shows how I think of it in terms of composition. Of course, you also want to think of activities, such as walking to and fro or at angles, male, female, kids, walking away or toward the viewer, standing, sitting,… Read More »
Hi Tony, I would like to update you on the status of my applications to grad school for architecture and landscape architecture. I am overjoyed to inform you that I received letters of acceptance to both University of Toronto (MLA) and University of British Columbia (MLA & MArch). In addition, UBC included a generous entrance… Read More »
Paste each of these titles into the SEARCH BOX beneath the Categories list on the right. CHAIRS ASSIGNMENT ONE: The following post title has several videos imbedded – the last two show how to draw 1-point and 2 point chairs, exercise one. Perspective Day 1 Of 8 Emily Carr(7 Vids and 2 Assigs in this post)… Read More »
Dear Tony: First, a very Happy New Year! (Jan 2016) In addition to seasonal good wishes, however, I’m writing in particular to send sincerest thanks for your very kind words and sympathetic assessment following my participation in your Fall semester perspective drawing class – really, I was quite blown away! In my entire school career… Read More »
This is a series of 3 parts – videos showing an exercise aimed at gaining an understanding and a little practice in drawing “orthographics”, an important basic drawing tool for creating plan/elevation/section for architectural drafting and design. The 3rd video also shows how to lift the plan into an axonometric, also called an “axo”, a… Read More »
After Day ONE – I recommend that you use the ‘SEARCH BOX’ to find the following videos because direct links below don’t work. (Just copy-paste these titles into the search box). Subsequent videos will be in separate posts for Days 2, 3, 4, etc.: OVERVIEW DEMONSTRATION, TEN WAYS OF SEEING AND DRAWING PT 1 OVERVIEW DEMONSTRATION, TEN… Read More »
SESSION ONE – I recommend that you view these videos on the basic principles of Persepective. There are also a couple of videos on the ‘drawing chairs assignment’ – (You can click on them here within this post). Videos for Session 2, 3, 4, etc. are in subsequent posts. PERSPECTIVE DAY ONE Ecuad, 1 of 7 Visual… Read More »
Useful for perspective method and for composition exercise.
Four videos related to Plan Projection (click title for vid): 1 –Point Plan Projection – POLEBARN INTERIOR, PT 1 ; 1-Point Plan Projection – POLEBARN INTERIOR, PT 2 ; 2 – Point Plan projection POLEBARN EXTERIOR Pt 1 ; 2 – Point Plan projection POLEBARN EXTERIOR Pt 2 ;
SEE THE CATEGORY “FACE AND FIGURE” FOR MORE AND BETTER HEAD DRAWING INFO. THIS WAS JUST A SIDE DISCUSSION IN CLASS.
The ‘Sandbox’ method is a bit like an icecube tray, showing sections, like a cat-scan, taken through various lateral and longitudinal directions. This gives a very correctly drawn ‘volumetric’ feel.
This is a spaceship drawing based on the A-Wing in StarWars. Simpler version than in class.
Roofs, Stairs, Roads, Ramps, etc.
Medieval Polebarn Interior Pt 1 of 2. My father taught me this method a generation ago. Plan Projection was the favored method of drawing “measured”perspectives in a previous era. It can still be useful sometimes. It offers good insights into how perspective actually works. Most people moved to using underlay grids, photo-perspective and computers.
Medieval Polebarn EXTERIOR Pt 1 of 2. My father taught me this method a generation ago. Plan Projection was the favored method of drawing “measured”perspectives in a previous era. It can still be useful sometimes. It offers good insights into how perspective actually works. Most people moved to using underlay grids, photo-perspective and computers.