For most of this term we have been working very hard in Art on our perspective drawings.
Perspective drawings make objects appear more realistic, as they appear to recede as they get further away. If the receding lines are extended they will meet at points that are called vanishing points.
We used one vanishing point for our drawings which was placed about 1/3 down from the middle of the page. This vanishing point was very important as we had to make sure that all our horizontal lines were beginning from it.
Everyone created an art gallery drawing which had a long corridor with the vanishing point at the end of it. On either side we designed our own pictures.
For the ceiling we chose our own lighting however we had to be careful that we used the right technique. If we decided to use single lights we had to make sure that they were large and then became smaller as they went into the distance down the corridor. If we decided to draw paneled lighting we had to use our vanishing point again to make sure the lines lined up with this point.
Finally we designed the flooring where again we had to use the vanishing point to guide us. Some of us chose to have carpet with floorboards and others decided to have tiles.
It was very important to use a ruler throughout the entire design and also our imagination when drawing the different pictures. We had a lot of fun!
What did you enjoy most about the perspective drawing?
What did you find difficult about drawing the picture?
What would you like to draw for your next perspective drawing piece?