Making a Viewfinder Frame

How Make Viewfinder For Art

A viewfinder can be as simple as your two hands held up to make a frame. Through your hands, you see only what is framed by them. You can make a simple viewfinder using only your hands. A viewfinder frame is a window through which you see an image and can relate the angles, lines, shapes, and parts to the measuring marks on the frame and to each other. It is as simple as using your two hands to frame a view or making a cardboard frame. If you want to use more than just your hands, but don't...

Perspective and the Picture Plane

Perspective can be dealt with in various ways Scale and relativity Measuring and siting Aerial perspective Scale in drawing is the rendering of relative size. An object or person or tree, as it is seen farther away, will seem smaller than another of the same size that is closer. We'll look at each of these methods in a few pages. Formal simply refers to your point of view relative to what you are looking at. It is the point at which all planes and lines vanish. Let's consider eye level as the...

Contour Drawing of an Object While Looking

Complex Contour Drawng Object

Now, we'd like you try the same drawing, only this time, while looking. Even if it is a complicated object, you can get a decent drawing if you do just as much looking and relating of one line to another as you did in the other exercises. The contour drawing while looking should be done with the same focus on seeing the lines, but you get to follow your drawing hand by looking. Stay focused on what you see. 1. Change your seated position so you can look at the object you are drawing. 2. Take...