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Well done, Minna .
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Arnoud - Here are a couple drawings I did for Class 3 on cubic forms. They were way more challenging than I expected with so many cubes combined in one image! I had a bit of trouble with my roof lines working themselves back to horizontal even when I told them to slope to the VP.Also, making the windows in the same perspective and making them look realistic. I feel the wing to the right on the house still is not quite right, the perspective I mean. In the photo of the house the far right wall does not look vertical, though it does on my paper. (The house was not falling down!). Same thing with the far side walls of the barns. They were vertical on the paper, really! Also had some struggle figuring out how to do sloped roofs in perspective but I hope solved that.



I have a question about the method though. Reading de Reyna's book on this lesson he said "do not erase!!" when you are trying to find the right perspective lines. Can you explain why not? My attempts get so messy I can't tell which line I have decided upon. Also, I think I tend to go too quickly to detail and then have to backtrack when i suddenly notice something not right and then have to trace the details.... impatience!!
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Barb - Very nice .
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In the photo of the house the far right wall does not look vertical, though it does on my paper. (The house was not falling down!). Same thing with the far side walls of the barns. They were vertical on the paper, really!
Remember the very first principle of perspective "Further away looks smaller" ?
Humans tend to compensate, a camera cannot. Take care to point the camera perpendicular to the paper.
Best practice is to use a tripod and the self timer. To get it completely correct, put a little mirror flat against the drawing. If the camera "sees" itself in the mirror, it is correctly aligned.


This is when I straightened the edges of the paper with the "perspective tool" in the drawing software:


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I have a question about the method though. Reading de Reyna's book on this lesson he said "do not erase!!"
That is a general principle when sketching. If you erase the wrong line, you're back at square one. The wrong lines will in fact guide you in finding the correct form. The knack is to start with very faint lines, strengthening only very gradually.
And yes, practice makes perfect .

You did very well in this class, please move on to class 4 .
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