Traveler's Urban Sketchbook 3: Drawing in Perspective
What you'll learn
- Learn a quick and easy way to create 1 Point, 2 Point and 3 Point Perspective Drawings.
- Apply these quick and easy techniques to outdoor sketches.
- Learn how to create realistic street and urban scenes with depth using linear perspective!
- Useful techniques for both sketchers and painters.
- It's helpful for you to have taken Traveler's Sketchbook Part One and Part Two but it is not necessary.
- If you have previous sketching experience and feel comfortable observing and recording objects that are proportionally correct, you will benefit from this course.
- Supplies include paper and a sketchbook, pencil, pens, eraser, and a straight edge like a small ruler.
In this class, I introduce you to the three types of perspective drawing, one, two, and three point, but unlike a lot of other perspective courses out there, my class teaches you a quick and easy approach to perspective so that you get a BASIC understanding of the perspective theory and then be able to apply it immediately to your sketches or even paintings. Other than the concept of the vanishing points, where they occur, how to use and apply them to make your sketches look more realistic, I don't really bog you down with too many other details. I go through a brief discussion of each type of perspective, how it is used or how to choose a particular type of perspective in the field, and then you get into the assignments.
There are eight assignments in the course. Three in one point and two point, and two assignments in three point. You start out by drawing some simple shapes along side of me as I explain why and what you are doing, and then you follow along with me as we draw an imaginary scene in all three types of perspective. In the two point and one point, we go out on the site and draw a real building applying what we learned in the studio. You can either draw the same building by following along with the video and referring to the photo of the buildings from the resources section or if your feeling confident, you can go out and find your own buildings or street scenes to draw in the different types of perspective.
It's a ton of fun as long as you just work with the basics and let your sketch breath and have it's own style. And an understanding of linear perspective helps create more realistic sketches, leading you to the next level, becoming a painter one day!! Or you can just keep on sketching! I'm happy either way!
Who this course is for:
- Beginning students who need some help to creating realistic sketches of urban scenes.
- Painters who want to improve the perspective in their paintings.
Marilee Nielsen is an award winning watercolor painter whose work has been displayed at art galleries across the United States and has been published in several art magazines. She is a gifted teacher whose sought after courses are found at colleges and community painting facilities in Southern California. As a Signature Member of National Watercolor Society and a Juried Member of Watercolor West her paintings have been recognized by some of the top Watercolor Societies in the world.
She is a seasoned art teacher who has instructed art for over twenty years at the high school level, college level and in Emeritus programs, giving her the unique talents and skills to reach every level of student.
Teaching art is her passion! She loves to give step by step instruction that insures success by answering every question, diving deeply into the subject covering every intimate detail that is often glossed over in other classes. Nothing is more satisfying to her than seeing her students pride in their finished work!