Thursday, March 5, 2015

Art B and 2 Point Perspective

In the graphic arts is a representation on a flat surface (such as paper) of an image as it is seen by the eye. The two most characteristic features 
of perspective are that objects are smaller 
as they recede into the distance from the view of the observer.

Key Concepts and Vocabulary:
  • Linear Perspective
  • Architecture
  • Vanishing Point (s)
  • Orthogonal Lines
  • Depth Perception
  • Distance
  • Scale
  • Ellipse
  • Distortion
  • Foreshortening
  • Horizon Line
  • Parallel Lines
Two-Point Perspective:

In order to draw using two-point perspective the artist must use two vanishing points on a horizon line. A building (or any 3D object) drawn in one-point perspective can appear as if it has turned on its axis and is being viewed from it's corner giving the viewer a viewpoint where they can see two sides of the object simultaneously. I.e. looking at the corner of a building with the left wall receding to the left vanishing point and the right wall receding to the right vanishing point. 

Students started by stacking and drawing 3D forms in their sketchbooks. 

Elias was very creative with his sketch.

 We also practiced Hatching, Crosshatching, Patterns and Design.

Students researched different types of architecture throughout history in their sketchbooks 
and on their i-Pads. 

These are some of our finished products. 


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