Many of you are working on architecture / urban sketching theme for your journals. It is important to start practices putting people in your landscapes. The following are from the book The Complete Sketch by Robert S. Oliver which I would highly recommend for location sketching techniques. These are sometimes called ‘paper bag’ people, they are fun to practice, and relatively easy to get the hang of (expect to draw a few hundred before they look right). I find a marker is best for this but almost any drawing material can be used.
For your week 6 journals, you may also want to explore depth cues. In most drawings you are trying to create the illusion of a three dimensional space on a two dimensional surface. A sense of depth will add visual interest and appeal to your work.
A good video that covers the basic theory we discussed in class.
Excellent video tutorial that covers much of what we discussed in class.
Absolutely one of my favorite drawing instructors, I have taken courses with Tony O’Regan at Emily Carr. Below are a few videos of his on perspective. If you go to his website, http://toregan.com/ you will find many.
1, 2 & 3-point perspective
Click on this links for video:
1, 2 & 3 point overview:http://toregan.com/ecuad-persp-day-3-review-1-2-3-point-vid-1-of-8-mar-6-2016/
Pressure is what gives line its character!
To capture a likeness the most important aspect is getting the proportions of the person you are drawing correctly. This is a fantastic free tutorial on drawing portraits in charcoal.
Looking through your class notes, I have noticed a possible misconception in how to shade the cylinder.
Top Left Light:
Notice how the highlight on side of the cylinder and the top are in alignment.
image from: http://www.drawinghowtodraw.com/stepbystepdrawinglessons/2015/04/shade-cylinders-adding-graduation-shadows-3d-cylinders-drawing-tutorial/
Light from side:
image source: http://www.drawinghowtodraw.com/stepbystepdrawinglessons/2011/10/how-to-draw-cylinders-and-drawing-shaded-cylindrical-objects-with-cast-shadows-with-easy-step-by-step-drawing-tutorial/
Notice a very small amount of shading on the top.
From class notes:
Shading on top left is a bit dramatic for light source. I noticed this in most notes, sorry I must not have been clear.