Find the most exciting composition by composing with a viewfinder. Clarify what is really going on vs what you think you are seeing.
- [Voiceover] Let's talk a little bit about composition.…So composition's basically how you choose to crop…or arrange your picture.…And when you're working from observation…instead of your imagination…you'll be faced with decisions…about what to include and what to exclude from your picture.…So here are two versions of the same scene.…So this one is sort of zoomed in…and you can practice this actually…with your camera on your phone.…If you're walking around you can take a look and see.…
This is classic two point perspective,…we've got the front corner coming at us,…and it's a pretty tight cropping.…The space around the buildings and all of that…is pretty zoomed in.…On this side we have it zoomed out a little bit.…I actually prefer this image,…because in this image we get in terms of a spacial drama…we can kind of travel down this street right here,…we've got power lines to bring us across the picture.…To me there's a little bit more room to move around.…
So if I'm walking around my neighborhood…and I see a scene,…
Join artist Amy Wynne in this class as she demonstrates the basics of two-point perspective. After a brief demo of asymmetrical vs. symmetrical perspectives with 3D blocks, she takes us through more complex projects: an imagined street scene, complete with windows, doors, trees, and light posts, and an interior room with furniture. In chapter 5, Amy introduces strategies to strengthen your compositions by improving the illusion of depth. Practicing these techniques will breathe new life into your drawing and give you a new "perspective" on drawing.
- Symmetrical vs. asymmetrical perspective
- Drawing 3D cubes
- Drawing exterior and interior spaces
- Adding streets details including trees and powerlines
- Drawing furniture
- Creating the illusion of depth
- Finding a composition to draw from life