Thank you, Arnoud. It took me a moment or two, but I understand what you are saying. I shall get there! It is amazing what I have learnt in just these few lessons…and staggering to think just how far I have still to go!
Onto the table and chair. Both are sturdy wooden furniture, drawn from life. The table is a small low table, the chair a kitchen chair.
The biggest mistake with both in the initial sketch was to make the back legs way too long. On the table the furthest back leg was also badly misplaced.
The second thing that was major for me, was realizing, with the chair, I was below the horizon! I was sitting on a low sofa and first did the legs and seat in a light sketch, like a box. When that was more or less OK I added in the back…to discover I was below it and the lines would run the other way.
My first thought was to fetch a cushion to make me higher
but then I decided to give it a go as things will be both above and below my eye line all the time, I suppose.
As I finished it and was looking at the chair I noticed I had drawn the VL from the front of one leg and the back of its pair. The back leg was the one I had had all the trouble with and I decided in the end to leave it. I am not a carpenter, (which is just as well if you saw the first drawing!)
And, of course, I seem to have trouble staying vertical….
here they are