my perspective learning continues! on left observe me puzzling through a house sketch. on right notice same with a small bit of concentrated effort.
i came home and printed out the photo and went at it like a detective. what rules govern the direction of the lines? why do the tops and bottoms of the window lines follow similar, but different paths?
then i watched THIS video.
then i took a nap.
not because i was drowsy, but because sleep reinforces learning.
i read that somewhere.
it must be true.
at the precise moment of awakening i leaped from the bed and attacked the problem once again.
i took notes.
i drew something else.
i colored in the previous house.
it’s a bit stiff and still a bit off kilter. no matter!
let me clarify the purpose of understanding perspective with regard to structures. it’s not so that i become a master of precision. it’s not to harness my natural line which is like my fingerprint – unique to me.
the sole purpose is to learn to see better. training for the eyes.
some of my very favorite sketch artists (like the one below) have lines that are unrestrained, but a further study of their work reveals an underlying structure to the way their lines move. a grasp of perspective.
oh the joys of sketchbookery!
in other news…
i better start packing! did i mention i am flying nonfreakingstop to stockholm? (10h 40m) i hope whoever i sit next to will be amenable to posing for a life drawing session as we fly over the north pole. if not, i will just have to convince them.
onward & upward pilgrims!
p.s. isn’t swedish krona pretty? 1 krona = approximately 12 cents (USD)