1. The first thing to draw is your horizon line. Place it anywhere from the middle of the paper or higher. Next attach "wings" (pieces of paper, not shown in the picture above) to the left and right sides of your paper and extend the horizon line across the "wings". This will allow you to place your vanishing points out as far as possible. 2. Place the vanishing points at equal distances from the edge of your drawing paper. 3. Next, draw the closest corner of the "ground plane". It should be about 1 in. and placed in the bottom, center of your drawing paper. 4. Draw you converging lines from the top and bottom points of the corner to the vanishing points. 5. Draw a vertical line between the converging lines to designate the back edge. 6. From the right back edge, draw to the left vanishing point and from the left back edge, draw to the right vanishing point. If you do not keep your drawing symmetrical the front corner will not line up with the back corner. To remedy this, measure out from the center of your paper instead of from the edges when placing the back edge verticals between the converging lines. 7. Now draw the height of the walls. Again if they are not the same height or placed in the same location on the "ground plane", they will not meet at the center. You can fix this by adjusting the height of ONE of the walls. 8. Start putting in your windows, doorways, stairs, etc.
Friday, September 25, 2009
This drawing has a horizon line located at the middle of the paper. Note how little of the middle balcony's floor you can see. This is because it is very close to the horizon line. The closer an object is to the horizon line the more parallel it becomes to the horizon line. You can't see the floor of the upper balcony because it is above the horizon line. Another thing to note with this drawing is its design and how the "Eye" moves throughout the space. The "Eye" is led around the composition by the repetition of elements. For instance, look at the placement of the archways. The "Eye" is led in a "zig-zag" pattern. The repetition of circles and squares works in a similar fashion. This is what I mean by Direction and Movement or Rhythm and Movement.
This drawing has a horizon line about 4 in. from the top of the edge. Note how deep the "ground plane" is and that you can see the floor of the upper balcony. This is because the balcony is below the horizon line. You can't see inside the top of the tower because it is above the horizon line. This is a Bird's Eye View of the Space.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Continued value studies on Monday evening. For these drawings the intent was to emphasize the presence of Light over Volume. Remember that values are influenced by the planar structure of objects; so you can't eliminate the sense of volume entirely. To emphasize the Light, we employed a single directional hatching technique. By working with straight diagonal lines over round forms, cross contours are contradicted and the Light in the composition is emphasized. The drawing at the top is my demo. Note the accenting in the negative areas to move the eye across the page (similarity). Chris Susoeff has achieved depth and weight by placing a heavy dark value in the background with forward projecting cast shadows.