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Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I'm often asked where do I start and how do I "Become a Better Artist"?

Drawing is the most essential part of art. All you need is a pencil and paper. Set down and draw something. Draw everything you see on that something. Change the angles and perspective and draw it again. After doing this for a while you develop a relationship of proportions and how they relate to the overall pocture.

It is sometimes difficult to make objects look demensional on on a flat piece of paper. Even that has been worked out for you. It is called PERSPECTIVE DRAWING. Perspective in a painting or drawing is the relationship of one object to another and its size related to distance. Perspective is really a simple formula and is very easy to accomplish. All lines in a drawing vanish into distance to their vanishing points.

There is, 1 point, 2 point and 3 point perspectives depending the what you are try to accomplish.
Simply stated look at these examples.

Not to get to complicated, but it is possible to have several perspective points within one picture.
Get some information on how to draw in perspective especially if you draw buildings and outdoor scenes. I use perspective with roads, trails and rows of objects to lead the eye into the painting.

Work at it.