tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2999230124118604245.post4913450902228122709..comments2021-05-12T06:11:37.717-04:00Comments on Gurney Journey: Circles in PerspectiveJames Gurneyhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/01870848001990898499noreply@blogger.comBlogger9125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2999230124118604245.post-83521103742706932592016-10-31T22:05:27.909-04:002016-10-31T22:05:27.909-04:00A flattened circle and a flattened ellipse do not ...A flattened circle and a flattened ellipse do not look the same. Basically, an ellipse and a circle do not start out as the same form looked at straight on, and, when put in perspective, they are slightly different.<br /><br />RichardRichardhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/17379829398318583919noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2999230124118604245.post-5793457829785716592016-10-31T18:39:48.293-04:002016-10-31T18:39:48.293-04:00thank you for the information. :)
how do you draw...thank you for the information. :)<br /><br />how do you draw a spiral staircase in perspective? i can never get the steps quite right.Suzuhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12455826536442838263noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2999230124118604245.post-35444698115258968842016-10-30T19:05:25.590-04:002016-10-30T19:05:25.590-04:00Thank you all for your answers. I'll look that...Thank you all for your answers. I'll look that book up and also I will follow Gavin's advice.Carmen Cerezohttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05499961274603597040noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2999230124118604245.post-13438418871542319392016-10-30T09:22:42.449-04:002016-10-30T09:22:42.449-04:00As a self-taught artist, I had a grasp of the basi...As a self-taught artist, I had a grasp of the basic concepts of perspective when I first started learning how to draw, but I wish I studied it more thoroughly from the outset. I now have it thoroughly embedded in my mind, so even if I'm doing a quick sketch I know where the viewer's eye is and where the vanishing points lie. It saves a lot of time and error.<br /><br />In answer to Carmen, I would say that after a while you just get a feel for it. It may help to start with a mechanical exactness of laying everything out with a ruler, and then you can progress freehand, and after practice your mindset begins to see everything in three dimensional space and you can position objects and features accordingly with only a minimal of freehand marks. Like most things, it just comes down to practice and experience.<br /><br />I'm sure you've covered it before James, but perhaps in a future lesson you can cover those ellipses that are on tilted planes, such as the tops of the windows as they curve around the tower? I know this one confuses a lot of people.Gavinhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/12120455549012225566noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2999230124118604245.post-33853128809642854842016-10-29T19:28:35.621-04:002016-10-29T19:28:35.621-04:00One way to work out the depth of a cube to make it...One way to work out the depth of a cube to make it properly square is to use a diagonal vanishing point (where that is depends on the distance of the viewer). A modern book that covers it in an easy way is "Vanishing Point: Perspective for Comics from the Ground Up" by Jason Cheeseman-Meyer. (Sorry, I am in a rush - can you find a link to it James?)Amandahttps://www.blogger.com/profile/07311388915043819102noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2999230124118604245.post-36152242282277274102016-10-29T18:34:51.363-04:002016-10-29T18:34:51.363-04:00I have always wondered how you know how wide must ...I have always wondered how you know how wide must the square be regarding the placement from the vanishing point. I mean, we know that the closer to the vanishing point, the skinnier the square, but how do you know HOW skinny? Carmen Cerezohttps://www.blogger.com/profile/05499961274603597040noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2999230124118604245.post-20343710001553763502016-10-29T17:46:10.567-04:002016-10-29T17:46:10.567-04:00I always have drawn my circles in perspective with...I always have drawn my circles in perspective with this method, although i never found a good way to make sure that the square used to build the circles is actually a square ... (how do you know if both sides are the same length?).<br /><br />FlatClemhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/11228078119789844292noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2999230124118604245.post-10894413603731077792016-10-29T15:13:54.074-04:002016-10-29T15:13:54.074-04:00This way of showing how to construct a circle in a...This way of showing how to construct a circle in a box, crops up a lot in my classes. I use a similar demonstration to show arches in bridges. <br />Perspective lessons never win prizes for popularity but it is so nice when you see people 'get it' when they've been having problems trying to draw something.<br /><br />I still find perspective fun. David Webbhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/04625249236436381416noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-2999230124118604245.post-55353915967863779872016-10-29T11:13:41.354-04:002016-10-29T11:13:41.354-04:00In one of the Craftsy courses on drawing, the inst...In one of the Craftsy courses on drawing, the instructor advises filling a tall cylindrical vase with water, and gradually removing a few inches at time, drawing the surface as you do, Pilgrimhttps://www.blogger.com/profile/13263860830512792429noreply@blogger.com