A discussion about perspective

October 12, 2011 | Leave your thoughts

Last week I posted this sketch to my flickr with the idea of making sketching perspective on location simpler. The main intent is to sketch a simple building on a flat site without having to establish the vanishing points (which are often off the page of your sketchbook) (click on photo to access the explanation)

What happened on my flickr was an amazing discussion about 3 point perspectives… leading to a wonderful method by wernerk – not for the faint hearted but it appeals to the mathematical side of my brain!

and then Gerard Michel (the master of perspective) shared this amazing technique…which has all to do with moving the page of your sketchbook up to your eye (having one eye closed) and drawing parallel lines… took me a while to figure it out….
Click on the photos to go to full explanations.

Meanwhile I have been having fun lately sketching contour drawings and abandoning perspective all together!!!

A quick ‘paper’ exercise based on photos I took last year in Rome (Borromini is naturally one of my favourite architects!)

Quick sketches done in 30 minutes before going to a sketching event in the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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