Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video Scale and using a unit of measurement, part of Foundations of Drawing.
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…So now we are going to look at a subject…that has many a beginner running for the hill.…We're going to look at perspective, and don't be too scared…about perspective because it can seem really overwhelming and really have…memories of lots of lines all converging together, and lots…of a technical aspects that you might have done at school.…But for this stage we're going to look at it a step at a time.…And start to understand why artist used to hold down their…pencil and what they're actually doing when they're moving the pencil around.…We're going to learn about a unit measurement.…
And how you can just deconstruct angles, and shapes that are in front of you.…To really simplify them for your drawings.…So, let's have a look at a scene and see how the…perspective works within it and how you can translate that into your drawings.…So, how to make that view that's so big scale down to fit…onto a drawing pad or a sketch book so it actually feels right?…Feels like the things in the distance go into the…distance and the things in the foreground come right to you.…
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