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Old 10-03-2018, 11:03 PM
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Composition and perspective question

I have a project in mind....but I really cant draw (although I can paint decently)….so I have to search for images.
Project: 3 houses -- neighborhood street view....I think that the center house wouldn't show the sides (front view only) but the house on either side, the sides will show---would that be correct? Any suggestions on how to draw this and have the houses with the correct perspective?

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Re: Composition and perspective question

You would see the sides nearest your Centreline on the outside houses.

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Old 10-04-2018, 03:02 AM
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Re: Composition and perspective question

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How to draw this in correct perspective? That is too abstract a question.

Either show us a thumbnail sketch so that we can indicate where to correct.
Or learn the principles of perspective, you don't need much theory for a house.
See for example class 2 in the D&S classroom.

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Old 10-04-2018, 09:02 AM
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You would see the sides nearest your Centreline on the outside houses.

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Thank you...that is very helpful
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Re: Composition and perspective question

You should research one point perspective, if I am envisioning your composition correctly; and yes, in one point you would not see the sides of a box directly in front of you but would see the front and a side of the adjacent boxes. If you need more info just holler.
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Old 02-20-2019, 04:01 PM
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Re: Composition and perspective question

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You should research one point perspective, if I am envisioning your composition correctly; and yes, in one point you would not see the sides of a box directly in front of you but would see the front and a side of the adjacent boxes. If you need more info just holler.

Thank you....I did watch a couple of videos and even practiced it....getting better
I'll post the "finished" painting in a post below. Not totally pleased with it, so I've put it away for now
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Old 02-20-2019, 04:04 PM
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Re: Composition and perspective question

This is the completed (or not) painting that I had asked the composition question for....I've put it away for now as just not pleased with it … C&C welcome
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Old 02-20-2019, 04:23 PM
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Re: Composition and perspective question

If the house fronts are parallel to the street and not on a semi circle like the way you have them painted, then line them up as shown.
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Re: Composition and perspective question

Just a suggestion: a landscape which uses only a 1-point perspective results in a very artificial view.

A 2-point perspective would be much more realistic.

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Old 02-20-2019, 05:02 PM
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Re: Composition and perspective question

Yes, they should look parallel to the street
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Old 02-20-2019, 05:03 PM
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Re: Composition and perspective question

Virgil: Thanks..yes, I studied 2 point perspective as well....just not enough to accomplish what was in my mind
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Re: Composition and perspective question

A two point perspective of a subject similar to yours:



I know this is a different composition, but my point is that a two-point perspective is more realistic when the view is of several important objects.

One-point perspectives are perhaps best when the view is intended to be very directional and focused on one major element of the painting:



Hope this is helpful. Paint on!

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Old 02-20-2019, 08:31 PM
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Virgil: Yes, thank you, that is helpful
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Re: Composition and perspective question

Great painting, Nancy. Just a few tweaks in the design might help, and yes, one-point perspective will work great for this.


Secret of great perspective? Many, but here's one: One-point Perspective applies to one "volume" or "shape". This means an artist/designer can apply a one-point perspective vanishing point as many times as s/he would wish in the same drawing. For example, three Buildings? We could, if it helps, use three vanishing points, one per building, each one a one-point perspective.


That could work here - three points across the same horizon line, one for each house all in one point perspective.


But I've stuck to a single vanishing point at the centre (shown here) for the three houses. Then I raised the vanishing point/horizon line up (vp not shown in sketch) just a titch as I drew the roof top lines/gutters for the houses on left and on the right. Then I raised the vanishing point/ horizon line up (vp not shown in sketch) just a titch more to rough in the paths. Do the lines precisely meet for the paths, no but I think it works.

Being respectful of your design, here's a rough thumbnail sketch to illustrate how this might work:







Minor detail. I think I sketched the centre box a little narrow compared to your design.

Hope this helps in using one-point perspective. Cheers!

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Re: Composition and perspective question

WOW! that is so helpful. I am humbled that you went to so much trouble to help me --- I am encouraged to improve it or to start a new....Very very much appreciate your help.

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Great painting, Nancy. Just a few tweaks in the design might help, and yes, one-point perspective will work great for this.

Secret of great perspective? Many, but here's one: One-point Perspective applies to one "volume" or "shape". This means an artist/designer can apply a one-point perspective (one vanishing point) as many times as s/he would wish. For example, three Buildings? We could, if it helps, use three vanishing points, one per building, each one a one -point perspective.

That could work here, but I've stuck to a single vanishing point. Being respective of your design, here's a thumbnail sketch to illustrate:





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