Life Drawing

Perspective

In class today we learned how to utilize the ‘horizon line’ in regards to perspective to take a simple object and be able to draw it in a number of dynamic angles, such as a box. In order to do this we were tasked with drawing a number of boxes of different shapes and sizes on a table at the front of the classroom. In order to enhance our perspective I found that sitting closer or below the boxes whilst sketching helped to give a more exciting result than just sitting infront of them. Next we were challenged with drawing spheres inside of the boxes to develop our perception of depth through lines and shapes.

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To test our creativity I found that the most challenging part was to take the boxes and draw what we visualised to be in them, for example I saw one large box towering over a smaller box, to which I pictured an intimidating teacher looming over a smaller student. Now anytime I have to use perspective within my drawings or concept art I will draw boxes and use the horizon line to enhance how I want the finished piece to look.

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