Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tuesday Art Skool Lesson

Today I decided to talk about the first step in beginning a drawing. I know I said I was going to talk about Italian door perspective, but I think I will tackle that topic another Tuesday when I am fully recovered from jetlag.
When you look at your drawing subject, choose "a unit of measurement". I chose the width of the top of the planter box, then I used that width to determine the sizes of everything else in my drawing. For example the watering can was almost exactly one planter box width tall. Get it? If not, email me with your questions. If you begin your drawings finding a unit of measurement and compare it to all the other sizes you will have correct proportions.
If your drawings look ok to you without this step, feel free to ignore my lesson...

1 comment:

Polly Birchall said...

I never ignore a free lesson, either it's something new or sometimes a reminder of something you had forgotten!