Join Amy Wynne for an in-depth discussion in this video Transitioning building blocks to a more established drawing, part of Drawing 2-Point Perspective.
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- [Voiceover] It would be unusual to visit a city…with such symmetry to the buildings.…Let's create some variations…using our building blocks as a guide.…Chances are that the roof lines will differ…and the heights of the buildings may vary too.…Let's start to improvise and see what we can do…to make this more organic.…So right now our roof line of our building block…is very straight,…but let's say we wanted more of an A frame.…We could start to sketch in very loosely,…I like to start my sketches loosely at first,…define the curve of the roof.…
And notice that this side of the roof…is gonna come down on a diagonal,…still diminishing back to that vanishing point.…We might even play with placing…a chimney.…And this structure that we've given ourselves,…this underlying structure is a fabulous base…for elaborating more organic, more personal detail.…When I was a kid growing up in Connecticut…our house had these wonderful shutters, wooden shutters.…
So you might think about a home that you're fond of,…or even your current place of residence,…
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