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jim's simple 2-point perspective demo

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. this is a simple demonstration, in 2 parts, of 2-point perspective to illustrate an explanation I've started on one of the projects. See both diagrams. For more detail on 1, 2 and 3-point perspective, check out Stephanie Bower's Craftsy class. Is the piece for sale? No

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James Richards made jim's simple 2-point perspective demo with:

Essential Techniques for Sketching the Energy of Places

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Essential Techniques for Sketching the Energy of Places

with James Richards

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. this is a simple demonstration, in 2 parts, of 2-point perspective to illustrate an explanation I've started on one of the projects. See both diagrams. For more detail on 1, 2 and 3-point perspective, check out Stephanie Bower's Craftsy class. Is the piece for sale? No

Q&A with James Richards

Russell Black asked:
Hi James. I like this simple example. One thing that often happens with my students is that they make the mistake of having the eye line too high, which causes a problem with the viewer being asked to look "up" and "down" at the same time (not physically possible). I like that you've kept the base line of the buildings "flattened" which allows the upper corner to show the key "up" direction. For those not familiar with this, if you draw a red line up the vertical side of the building (in the second sketch here), and then follow the roof lines in both directions, you'll get an arrowhead pointing "up", which is the viewpoint in this sketch as the viewer is looking out and up from the POV. Again, great example of how to set this up.
James Richards answered:
Thanks Russell; I've never heard the "arrowhead"visualization before; that's very useful!

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