Wk6: Depth Cues Notes

Hello Class,

Deciding on an overall approach to how you are going to achieve depth in your work is important. It will become an important element of your drawing style.  Here are some of the class notes on depth cues. These would be combined with work we have done on perspective and on composition.

For your final journal submission, you should follow a process such as this one, for your drawings each week.

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We have a tendency to space everything out in a drawing, a person, a tree, a house… It will make for more interesting compositions if you overlap objects in your drawings.

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Remember the T shaped join is one of the most important to look for in your drawings. It will give a sense of depth. That one line is in front of another.


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Summary of depth cues discussed. I would highly recommend this video for an in-depth explanation of these concepts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bieQn0L9ZaI


Key tips:


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Tips for approaching a structural drawing:

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