Check and log: Perspective
What problems did you find in executing perspective drawings?
- establishing eye level, particularly outdoors (given the obstacles of distance, hills, and so on). Naturally, incorrect diagnosis of eye level leads to myriad mistakes in drawings.
- seeing verticals clearly (can be distorted by being too close to a building, or simply be ‘out’ due to age and settlement).
- harder to read angles the further one moves away from eye level (greater room for error).
- a mental block on the topic… something I need to work through.
Make notes on the merits of using, or not using, rulers to guide you.
- much easier to draw ‘correct’ lines using a ruler
- useful to use as a guide (holding it near the line one wants to draw, rather than leaning the drawing implement against it)
- can be used to approximate angles when held at arm’s length
- over-reliance on rulers for drawing straight lines can result in drawings that appear too clinical
- ruler-drawn lines lack a sense of the artist’s hand behind the line.