Thursday 27th August: This week we look at 2- and 3-point perspective for our online life drawing session with Fra. At the beginning of the session I gave a quick demo about the perspective. The images below are a reminder for those who participated.
The first drawing I actually did this morning to show the base rectangle around the figure split 1/2 and then into 1/4s for an approximate area to mark mid-way through the chest, the hip joint and the knees. It is only an approximation. The diagonal lines are used to find these 1/2 and 1/4 points and are especially useful when the lines of rectangle are converging to a vanishing point.
For 3-point perspective - The vanishing points are named V1, V2 and V3. V1 is somewhere in the air disappearing far away above you, you should start with these lines first (the sides of the rectangle if up right). V2 and V3 are place on an imaginary horizon in the distance normally drawn 1/3 from the bottom of the page or 2/3 in a straight line from one side to the other. This is good for extreme perspective drawing that can be achieve by our models place their camera on the floor tilted up towards them.
In theory the V1 vanishing point could be somewhere below the horizon line, this good if you imagine you are bird flying overlooking down towards humans from above.
Btw Bookings are open for 'The Long Pose', 13th September 1pm-5.30pm and block bookings for the Thursday Night Life Drawing Group ready for to book up on to December.
Penelope Rose Cowley, Artist, Tutor and Journalist of the Human Form.