Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparation of the picture plane, part of Foundations of Drawing.
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…It's so important to get the first stages of your drawing right.…And this is where a frame can really help to focus in on what you're looking at.…So what I've got here is just a black frame that we can draw around.…And I've also got the perspects, and this just helps us…to act as that picture plane for us to draw onto.…So what I've got here is two pens.…I've got a permanent marker and a overhead projector marker.…So, let's have these laid out and I'll just…show you how I mark it up onto the perspects.…
So I've got my perspects laid down flat and I've got our black frame.…So what you need to do is just line it up really carefully.…So it's completely square to the frame, and then with your…permanent marker just go around the inside of this actual frame.…So, we've got a permanent frame on to the perspects.…So…now we've got this frame.…Wherever we move it about, we've always got…something that we can line up within our composition.…So let's have a look at the picture plane and see…how effective it can be to really hone in your drawing skills…
Shape: By focusing on the shapes of the objects (and more importantly the shapes between the objects) you can view subjects with a whole new outlook and focus.
Simplicity: You'll get better results by concentrating on simple subjects and drawing techniques that will still prove powerful when used together.
Structure: A structured approach makes drawing easier to master.
Each chapter in this course is built on these three principles, combining drawing theory and practical examples with worksheets and drawing assignments. Will Kemp brings his passion for teaching and infectious love of drawing together in these lessons. You'll learn about line, value, tone, negative space, and perspective, and come away with the confidence to start making drawing a daily practice.
This course was created and produced by Will Kemp. We're honored to host this training in our library.
- Materials you need to draw
- Drawing theory
- Framing your composition
- Using the picture plane
- Creating contrast
- Using negative space to create more powerful compositions
- Creating form from shadows and light