This week we looked at single point perspective in the drawing of interiors and were taught some more skills for rendering our images.
Rendering hints and tips:
- Using two pieces of paper over the area you want to erase is a useful technique.
- A kneadable putty rubber is a useful tool to lift off pencil from the page.
- In drawing metals there will usually be high levels of contrast.
Single point perspective in interiors:
- The vanishing point depends on where you (the drawer) are positioned in the room.
- The vanishing point follows you as you move around the room.
- The higher your eye level, the more of the room’s interior you will see.
- It is important to choose the vanishing point that will give you the best view into the room, especially when working with clients, so that your ideas can be clearly conveyed.
- Anything at a right angle to the drawer will appear as their true shapes and will not be distorted by perspective.
- Anything that lies in the same plane as the drawer’s field of view must obey the rules of perspective.
- Things below the eye level slope up towards the vanishing point and things above the eye level slope downwards towards it.
- A useful method for drawing an interior in single point perspective is to draw the basic shapes first and then to begin adding the information.
- The best place to start is by asking ‘where is everything in relation to me?’
In the lesson we practiced using these techniques:
Self directed work:
- Three A1 pictures of objects using charcoal
- One interior drawing in single point perspective
Single Point Perspective Interior:
Three objects in charcoal: