Showing my perspective abilities
Hi guys, how are you? I decided to start studying perspective and realized that I love drawing things in perspective. As I took a small animation classes two years ago so I remembered more or less how to make drawings with 1 vanishing point and with 2 vanishing points, I would like to show you what I'm doing at the moment is if you have any advice to give (I'm doing the building on random because I'm kind of bad with architecture)
Looks pretty good. I have some nitpicky things on the last image if you'd like to improve on them. The short lines like the ones indicating the depth of the windows and short side of the awning should follow the perspective lines. The dormer windows seem to be leaning forward a bit and the junction of the roof top is a bit confusing since it doesn't agree with the slope the dormer windows suggest. You may have to figure out where you want that roof corner to be, going up from the plane of the second floor ceiling. Also the perspective lines should go exactly to the vanishing point, not in its general vicinity when studying perspective. And one last thing, you may already be doing this, I just don't see any guidelines for it, be sure to find your midpoints geometrically for centering things, like the center muntin of the window pane. In case you don't know how to do this, you can simply draw a corner to corner cross on the window, and where they intersect is your midpoint. Be sure to do this on the full pane (not just the visible portion of the pane). Hope all these words make sense, if not, let me know, I'd be happy to explain with a diagram.
Hi Marianna, good practice studies, keep it up! Great to hear that you love doing this, since it proves to be the very foundation of drawing... well, everything. One advice, following the suggestion from Steve Lenze. Perspective grid exists independently of the frame you draw in, sort of speak. General rule of thumb is: don't put 2 vanishing points on 1 piece of paper. There can be 1, or 0, but never two. This is due to how human eye works. If you put 2 of them, there will appear places which are impossible for us to see (assuming the perspective grid being the representation of a 90-degree XY grid). You can easily see that in real life if you take your checkered notebook and move it around, look at it from various angles. The maximum angle you will see will be the 90 degree from the top view. In practice it looks like this: - choose position of vanishing points in your imagination (since at least 1 of them will land on your table next to your sketchbook) and draw the grid originating from their position (ghostline their way to your paper) This way not only you avoid the "impossible areas", but also you don't have to shrink your drawing :) Image: I hope it speaks for itself, but go ahead if you have questions. I drew the red frame first, to show you the position of vanishing points. But later I added 2 blue frames, to show you that perspective depends only on your choice. The grid exists, and we choose our frame depending on what we want to show (human perspective, bird eye view etc.)
Hey Mariana, These are really good, you have a pretty good grasp of perspective. My only suggestion would be to move your vanishing points farther apart to avoid distortion. Good job :)