The Figure in Light

Fundamentals Pencil Drawing

For some reason many students seem to have their greatest difficulty in what they call shading. This is probably because there is no such thing as shading, in the sense they mean. The term modeling is more accurate. The student wants to add tone lo outline, so he is likely to put in a lot of meaningless grays and darks between the outlines. What lie must do with tone is the same thing the sculptor docs. The shadow is a tone that is governed in the first place by the value in the light. Things...

Architects

Ground Plan Height

In this drawing we have a rather complicated ground plan. But remembering that any form can be built within a box, we mate use of this truth to simplify the rendering in perspective of this odd shape. We are concerned here with setting the ground plan on the ground plane, using a single over-ail height for the building. ft coMtoftcai amp f exteriors of uif lt ff t lt ps, aff i isiofts musfte exfencfecf fo t te asetnes, or ffce rtestofu cA - a out to ifce fa o poififs frortt f te frost c amp...

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Beginning Drawing Measurement Exercises

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Means Of Diagonals

Drawing Skeleton Fundamentals

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Looking a way from the Light Source

Shadows Following Ground Contours

The angle of light is determined by lines drawn to a point placed directly below the vanishing point of shadows. Any object may be squared off in the way shown in the picture of the tree at the right above and the squares projected to the ground plane. If you consider the tree as a flat design in a squared-off block, the contours of the tree arc projected to the ground plane. These define the shadow.

Diagonals In Singlepoint Perspective

Single Point View Drawing

Although we do not need ail the diagonals for purposes of measurement, we should know how to choose the ones we need. It is very important to understand what is meant by a single-point perspective and two-point perspective and how the planes and their diagonals operate in each. The basic plan for single-point e zfi'cajor cmqp art of SiK fe -poitdjpeftpecfive Single-point perspective exists when the base lines of the objects or planes in the picture are parallel to...

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ALL DRAWING STEMS FROM ONE OR MORE OF THESE FORMS r- Art is really having its chance. The urge to raw seems to have taken hold of many more thousands today than ever before- 11 has spread across the nation. While many are interested in art as a pastime or hobby, others would gladly choose it as a means of livelihood if they were convinced that their ability was sufficient to provide any real hope of success. There will always be a certain amount of confusion about what is talent or native...

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Measurement Illustrator

Ix t poi rtj oft iJte AonxoJt sittee PROJECTING A SOLID TO ANY POINT ON THE GROUND PLANK Since any object can be constructed within a block, the method shown on this page will enable you to duplicate any object for placement at any other spot on the ground plane. The pro portions will he correct according to position and distance from the first object. The plan is to draw the block first and then the object within the block. Draty a cubes to tkesawe riqk axJ leff vtWifktKy points rofj toa r ox....

How To Draw A Curved Surface In Perspective

Perspective Plan

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Drawing Stairway

Figures on level planes are always scaled to the true horizon, as shown at A and B where the figures are stationed on a level crossing. Figures in windows or on balconies are scaled the same way. It is important to know how to draw a stairway in correct perspective and how to project figures upon any step. This is not difficult to do. The plane of the stairway locatcs all die points of the risers. The treads all have the same vanishing point on the horizon. Scale the height of the...

Using a Manikin for the Study of Anatomy

Drawing Manikin Poses

The best way to study anatomy is to set up a book of anatomical diagrams before you, and set up an art-Store manikin alongside it. Draw tlie action from the manikin and the muscles from the book. You can also make rough sketches of the manikin itself for general bulk and action only, Just copying anatomical diagrams does not seem very helpful to most students. The muscles must somehow be built upon a frame or figure in order to get their proportion and relationship to the figure as a whole. The...

Complex Forms In Light

Halftones Lights Portrait

Careful study of this page will reveal tlie fact that any type of surface form can be rendered by duplicating the effect of light and shadow as they occur across that form. Every material or surface has a characteristic effect at any given moment. Every effect is made up of light, halftone, and shadow. If we study the subject and can define those elements clearly and can then fit them properly within the contours, we will have re-created ihc form and also die effect of die material of which it...

The Rule for Scaling Figures on the Ground Plane

Perspective Picture Plane

All figures of the same height, when standing the horizon at the same vertical point on the on the same ground plane, will be crossed by figure, When we know that an inclined plane has a horizon and vanishing points which are used in the same manner as those of a level plane, seal-ing figures on an inclined plane becomes much simpler. So long as the entire plane has the same slant, the perspective is worked out in the manner shown in the diagram below. The diagram shows all the necessary...

Applying Light on Form to Comics

Line Drawing Children Looking Mirror

If you are interested in comics, here is where you can have a lot of furi. Once you get the feel of light on form, and learn the way light operates, you can add light and realism to your humorous drawings. Suppose you have drawn a sphere in its normal effect of light and shadow. Now begin to add forms to the surface of the sphere. You do not have to finish the sphere first, but for a change draw some bumps on it. This principle was presented in my earlier book, Fun With a Pencil, but in line...

Unequal Spacing Of Solids In Perspective

Fundamentals Perspective

Measurement of unequal depths in perspective an angle can be attached to any object, thus becomes very simple if we use a vertical and a setting up a scale of measurement for all van- horizontal scale. The scale is a right angle at- able heights and widths, tached to the near comer of the first block. Such Hou o draw uk s ofratrca e dcPKestfiortf ftperrpec 7 poittf tr er o gt f j ce lt ort er d ot-oyec Hre amp JUrettntr f ro amp i ke Aorix amp ft a amp e ase te lt f - te cav f. tf sffoaJd be p...

Light On The Basic Forms

Light Source And Shadow Drawing

Light and shadow are sharply defined and positive. Oil sphere B, the modeling is very gradual with no sharp definition. The lighting on A is characteristic of sunlight or direct artificial lights that on B of light from the sky without direct sunlight on the object, or of the popular indirect or diffused lighting. The difference in these effects must be taken into consideration by the artist. The whole pic-tine should have the effect of one or the other. If one thing casts a shadow, all things...

Common Errors In Perspective

Fundamentals Perspective Drawing

Distortion results from having both vanishing points within the field of vision, or too close to the object. If the object has a right angle at the near comer, the base lines must make an angle greater than a right angle on the drawing, since a right angle can not be represented by anything less than a right angle. The drawing below shows tills common error. I'tutwA inffce jm ftc ffoifti a , tej amp nte Aotixotc. Too few artists follow the simple plan of project- to scale any vertical unit or...

Light un the Basic For ins

Cube Light Shadow Drawing

When the artist leaves the study of line and seeks to combine light and shadow, Construction and contour, ho steps into i new world. IT is drawings begin to take on a quality of existence, for through light and shadow we delineate form, and all the visible world is only light on form. lkit nature, until her ways and laws arc understood, can seem so complex as to be almost overpowering. Usually her forms arc surfaced with endless variations of texture, and the relationship of her forms, as well...

Simple Projection

Lettering Drafting Fundamentals

This is a simple but very valuable bit of working practical for such things as lettering in perspec- knowledge, Any drawing or design can be tive, wall and floor designs, or placement of any squared off and projected in perspective on design in any flat plane of your subject, either a vertical or a horizontal plane. This is TO LOCATE. POINT INTHe O ICN, L TTTI .R. THE LI N J IN ONE DIRECTION AND NliMOttt THEM IM THE OTHfiR, THy E3 if 1H F. CENTER OP CIRCLE. TO LOCATE. POINT INTHe O ICN, L TTTI...

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Two Point Perspective Rooms

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Figur Anatomi

To draw a circle in perspective, we first lay out a divided square. We draw the arcs around the four sides, making the stcs cut just short of the halfway points between A and B. Now by drawing ellipses on the top and bottom sides of a cube or block, we construct a cylinder in perspective. The vanishing points for a small object should be spaced wide apart. For large objects, they can be spaced cli gt ser. The cone is built on the circle in perspective, and the circle in perspective is of course...

Perspective In The Figure

Perspective Figure Drawing

No matter how much you know of anatomy and the cons true lion of the figure, you will not be abJe to draw figures from imagination until you can relate the different parts of the figure to a horizon or eye level. Sometimes it is helpful to think of the various forms as they would appear as blocks square instead of round. Then round them out. vres ox. Hu-spo e are dradn. o - At A-or-izox gt e ow Perspective ajiii foot ieacL tjoiL ko lo drauJ Ike figure, bul you cast never draw d tuiikoai...

Simple Projection In Perspective

Drop Plan Perspective Drawing

Here is a very simple method of projecting dimensions and spacings in perspective. The top drawing shows the front and side elevations of a house. The dimensions of these create a vertical and a horizontal scale. The horizontal spac ings are projected to the base lines by means of two measuring points. The vertical spacings arc transferred to the vertical scale of the perspective drawing and projected to the vanishing points. firs c raw Ae fro et attcf S tYe e eva. amp OHf ofajbaiM Hq oftzfcy...