Category Archives: Teaching – EMILY CARR PERSPECTIVE CURRENT

LINEWEIGHTS (2016)

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 »

Drawing a’Curvy’ modern car form

I have put up a few videos on drawing vehicles.  Some very curvy, organic  body-types favor using ‘sandbox-section’ method, some work better by constructing simple geometric shapes in an ‘additive’ manner, like the Model-A. It is always useful to analyze the designer’s intent, usually by clearly seeing gestures and alignments in side and frontal views… Read More »

CHECK OUT HUGH FERRISS DRAWINGS – COLUMBIA U ARCHIVES

CHECK OUT HUGH FERRISS DRAWINGS – COLUMBIA U ARCHIVES LINK BELOW. https://dlc.library.columbia.edu/catalog?f%5Blib_project_short_ssim%5D%5B%5D=Hugh+Ferriss+Architectural+Drawings   ALSO GOOGLE “THE METROPOLIS OF TOMORROW” HUGH FERRIS I have  been rediscovering him lately. I think some free downloads are available. He was a superstar in rendering and had huge influence right up into the 1950’s. Even now he continues to influence film art… Read More »

DRAWING SCALE FIGURES IN PERSPECTIVE (TAS DRAWING June 1 2016)

This is a demo of two main ways of placing figures in perspective for contexts, like a room, architecture, or plaza, etc….These methods are usually referred to as “Clothesline” and ” Measuring Wall”.  Also see post: “COMPOSING GROUPS OF FIGURES FOR STREET SCENES”

COMPOSING GROUPS OF FIGURES FOR STREET SCENES

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 »

Day One – PERSPECTIVE OVERVIEW – 1 Of 5 {apr 28 2016}

“TAS” stands for “Tony’s Art School” offered at the Shadbolt Center, Burnaby BC, Canada. This is video 1 of 5 giving a fairly concise demonstration of Basic Perspective Drawing Principles. There are many more perspective videos within the “Teaching EMILY CARR CURRENT PERSPECTIVE” Category.

PERSP DAY EIGHT – One Point Plan Projection – POLEBARN INTERIOR, PT 1

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.

PERSP DAY EIGHT – Two Point Plan Projection POLEBARN EXTERIOR Pt 1

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.