wk7: Scale figures

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.




Depth Cues – wk6 journal

Hello Class,

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.

wk5: Perspective Tutorial

Hello 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

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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/

ellipses: http://toregan.com/ecuad-persp-day-3-review-1-2-3-point-vid-1-of-8-mar-6-2016/


wk3: Shade a Cylinder – be careful of light source

Hello Class,

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.