Perspective Points: One & Two Point Perspective
Like musicians and athletes, visual artists can enhance their drawing skills with exercises.
Our eyes see lines that are turned away or turned towards us as diagonal angles. One-point and two-point perspective allow us to draw those angles the way our eyes see them.
In this two part lesson, Dianne explores how to find the horizon line, how to find perspective vanishing points and how to draw images in perspective free hand.
Typically, we have two misconceptions about drawing. First, it is wrongly thought that drawing is done to be only to be shown whereas one of the most important uses of drawing is to work out ideas. Second, it is wrongly thought that drawing should be precise whereas when searching out ideas, what becomes important is what the artist discovers rather than the drawing itself.
Drawing is indeed a powerful and delightful mode of expression and creativity. Some of the most moving art works in existence and now being created are drawings. But to limit drawing, or even painting, to production only is to limit potential for discovery. After all, it is through discovery where new ideas are born.
Michelangelo Buonarroti, one of the most beloved artists of all ages used drawing to discover and plan all of his works. Studies for the Last Judgement in the Sistene Chapel in Rome are found HERE, and for the Medici Chapel in Florence, HERE.