Introduce the idea of turning objects in space and how that effects the placement of Vanishing Points.
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- Let's take a look at the difference…between drawing a symmetrical box in two point perspective…verses an asymmetrical one.…Knowing these differences will help us…draw shapes like this in space.…Sometimes we might be drawing a box or a building…when the corner is facing us,…and there is a symmetrical relationship between the sides.…You see how the side on the left here is equal…to the side on the right.…These converging diagonals can be followed…back to our vanishing points…and the angles of these converging diagonals…can be compared to a horizontal ground plane.…
You can see how these red spaces…are equal to each other,…which reinforces the fact…this is a symmetrical box in space.…Sometimes though, the box or the building…isn't viewed dead on,…like this example here on the right.…Notice how the left side of this box,…much more of that is showing than the right side,…because this is turned to the right.…Also notice here how these converging diagonals…on the right side are much more dramatic…than they are on the left.…
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