As I expected, the last few weeks here in Portugal have been extremely hectic and I haven’t had a chance to put together an updates for you. When this article goes live, I should be on a plane going home. Yes, finally heading home about 11 weeks in Europe. So I thought I would share a plane sketch from earlier in my trip, where I added notes to explain my approach.
While there is some perspective, the majority of the sketch relies on the intersections and relationships between edges, and looking for some shapes. In regard to perspective, I sit up so that my eye height line is on the top on the seat backs and this makes it much easier.
For those of you who have done my SketchingNow Foundations online course this is an example of how I use all three ways of visual thinking:
- Feeling Edges – looking carefully at the scene on edge at a time
- Abstracting Shapes – looking for negative shapes
- Constructing Volumes – using perspective lines to create the volume of the cabin.
I hope this helps!
Thanks also to everyone who left a message the other week about plane sketching.
If you do like sketching on planes, I would love to hear if you have any tips to add to mine.