Thursday, 2 June 2011

Proportion Practice- Drawing what you see.

People often draw what they think they see and not what is in fact there, resulting in an inaccurate representation of an object. One method I use to avoid doing the aforementioned is sitting and observing an object and then beginning to carefully draw what I see. The sketches below are of an exercise that I did. The objective was to get the proportions as close to the real thing as possible. As such, shading did not come into play this time.
Receiver, book shelf/magazine holder with the receiver on top
and DVD/VCR player below.

Television on top of a broken table.

Stove. Not too exciting, is it? lol.

The key to getting the proportions right? Patience and observation. Get comfortable. Find an object/objects that you'd be interested in capturing. Take some time to study the figure. Do not just begin to draw without taking a moment to absorb what is in front of you.

Finally remember to practice. Get a sketch pad or loose sheets of paper and draw whatever is around you; the glue bottle, the pencil case, the laptop, you get the picture.

Hope this was a helpful post for all you art lovers out there.

Wai Li.

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