Drawing Skills Week Five

This week we looked at single point perspective in the drawing of interiors and were taught some more skills for rendering our images.

Rendering skills:

  • Using two pieces of paper over the area you want to erase is a useful technique.  This can be done in perspective by moving the angle between the pieces of paper.
  • 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:


Processed on Photoshop


Not processed (I now know not to use biro and marker pens together!)

Three objects in charcoal:



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