This is a work in progress. I initially posted it in the level 1 but it is better here (I deleted it there). In June I was in the long room in Trinity College in Dublin and was impressed. And it is a fantastic library for one point perspective. However it is my intention to add an arcade to it in the second hall. I scanned it to continue digitally in GIMP, because this drawing on paper is only on A5 paper and it was becoming too messy. So this is a work in progress... but the intention is the level 2 with the arcade in the back... When finished digitally I shall add it here, but it may not be in time for the critiques.
Here is my submission! I included my thumbnail sketches as well (excuse the messiness). I wanted to explore a little bit before deciding on a design for my final drawing. My drawing is very very simple, but I tried to make sure it looked like an actual room. I wanted to focus on drawing the perspective correctly. I plan to draw another room with more details and make it more interesting. Almost forgot about the sink! Placed it on the ceiling :)
I drew the same imaginary kitchen three times. The first time I and an average adult eye level centered. The second I stayed the same eye level but moved to the far left of the room. The third one I went back to the center but made the eye level above the room. I really struggled with getting the proportions correct for the horizontals and verticals. I tried to ask myself where the foreshortening would be the most pronounced. This helped with some but I could not always reconcile the results. Posted is a mash up of all three and then each individually.
Oh man... Perspective is a whole new territory for me and I was kind of dreading it because it seemed to me that I need to switch from Paint Brush to Excel Charts, so to speak. Noooo! So these are my two first ever attempts to draw any kind of room in perspective. I've tried drawing some room-like spaces in the past, a couple of times, but they were a big mess and got me too frustrated to even try figure it out. But what do you know, I surprised myself, as this assignment surprised me, big time: I enjoyed doing these, a lot! It was really fun. I feel like these two look just as insecure as I felt doing them, but I guess they work... and I realized how much perspective is going to help me improve in drawing anything, really. I think I got a little excited and inspired, I want to do more of these and also take the second one further a bit. (I know this was supposed to be straights and corners only, but I love old castles, stone structures and arching ceilings so couldn't stop myself. Sank a sink on the floor, though :))
I drew my kitchen from memory, while sitting on the PC in my living-room. Pretty weird how all of a sudden I am not sure about certain details, albeit living in it for 4 years now :D and no, we don't have a sink in the floor ;)
Personally I found this assignment very frustrating. Especially the VR girl. I just don't feel like I am ready to tackle drawings of such complexity and scale yet, with so many proportions to consider. The issues with proportions in the VR girl are so numerous that I just get too frustrated. I personally would've appreciated something a bit more simple to get the core concept (sketching) across rather than having such complex drawings. Especially a hand? I mean come on... everyone knows hands are very frustrating and challenging even for very experienced artists. I dunno maybe it's me.
Does this count for lvl 2? I'll upload some more as the week goes on. I'm slowly warming up to this exercise. But I have to say, making stuff scale is so hard without reference. I'm aware that some of the chairs don't follow consistency as the ones closer to the viewer should always be bigger but by the time I'd notice I decided to just leave them be as I don't know how to properly scale them anyway. Heck the bust was one of the last things I included and that thing's way too big. By the time I drew it I was already aware that my objects weren't consistent in their size. The weird round thing is a poof and the robot man is inspired by Steven Zapata's Box Men exercise in his Beginner exercises course (check it out). This is inspired by my art classroom. Coming up with stuff to fill the room is taxing, not to mention with remembering how stuff that's there in the first place even looks. I refuse to use a ruler to help, am I being stupid? I know it's a tool and it's meant to be used but since I'm still learning it's better for my growth to try and ghost or do stuff by eye right? I can make it easy for myself and use these tools once I'm better is how I see it but do tell me if I'm being silly.
Not sure completely, but I feel that with the ladies you give them a bottom part that is about twice as thick as their chest (no breasts included). I think that in this model the width of the back and the width of the pelvis area (not adding too much of the buttocks yet) is nearly the same. The waist is thinner.
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My level 1 attempt, I feel...the chair legs and desk legs are hard to draw perspective, and the lines connect to vanishing point are chaos. Should I erase some to keep my drawing not so chaos? I would appreciate for some feedback.
Cool demo! I have bought the app and I have pre-ordered the course on creature art teachers... look forward to that. Maybe especially because I am not an animator!
I feel like I misunderstood the assignment =( In all seriousness, this was my half assed attempt at doing this perspective exercise. I'm quite proud that I managed to get this far as this was one of the first exercises I faced after starting out. I haven't figured it out yet but I've figured quite a bit already and I feel like I'll have it down within the week. I'll post some actual one point perspective tomorrow!
I first tried to do each one myself, then watched the explanations. Ended up redrawing the penguin and the hand. I tend to focus too much on getting the proportions right and miss gesture and form, so it is very helpful to watch the demonstrations and then immediately do the exercises again, focussing on what I missed the previous time! I am sure I have misunderstood a bunch of things again, but I also feel like I am learning a lot and making a lot of progress in a very short time.
My level 2 attempt. The lines connect to vanishing point make chaos...So you can see the perspective of my third stair is weird. hmmm....I would appreciate for some feedback and suggestions for how to keep lines clean. Thank you. ( and I will do this again later.)
For level 1 I made a "Minecraft" inspired room - since they are constructed out of boxes anyway. For level 2 I was thinking of rails since they are like extruded steel elements and I also made an arcade scene because I absolutely love pinball machines.