Monday, January 3, 2022

Ask Your Question About Perspective

The thing I found the most challenging on this one was the perspective drawing. 

Scart Road, Bantry, watercolor, 9 x 12 inches.

I knew all those buildings have different vanishing points from each other. And the road has its own set of vanishing points below eye level. And I expected I would be tricked by those building fronts, which were extremely foreshortened.

But even knowing all that, I still had to erase and redraw the pencil drawing three times until I was convinced I had it right.

You can ask me your question about perspective on the SpeakPipe website. I might use your question in a future video.


squeen said...

For me, the hardest part for the picture would have been the depth of the doorways and windows, etc.

I (think) I understand well-enough the two-point perspective for the direction of the horizontals, but find the construction of a receeding grid to get the foreshortened depth of differently-sized structures cumbersome.

Is there a better way?

Thank you!

squeen said...

Hello. For me the most difficult part would be get the depth elements of the doorways, windows, etc.

While I think I understand how to do the horizontals in two-point perspective, the only way I know of to capture the fore-shortened depth is to construct a (cumbersome) receding grid.

Is there a better way?

Thank you!

Kessie said...

I started mentally measuring the vanishing points for each of those houses and got really frustrated really fast. You have far more patience than I have. :-p

Bohdan Tymo said...

Terrific sketch! Perspective feels spot-on!

Jan said...

Multiple vanishing points for different objects on a single horizon line is a problem I continue running into and it's one I struggle with the most.
It just looks wrong and is hard to do.
(also a lot of methods for constructing them from imagination contain a "guess what the floor plan of your object looks like and get your other vanishing points by projecting its outlines from there", which...ok, thanks. Just "guess", very helpful.)