On the Linethe Horizon Line

As we discussed in Chapter 16 and earlier, any accurate seeing and drawing of three-dimensional space begins with eye level or the horizon line. Situating yourself in space determines the vantage point from which you will be seeing and drawing the landscape.

You can be looking up at, straight out at, or down on a view and the drawings will be quite different. You can see the difference by making small sketches of a particular place or view from different viewpoints. Try it and see:

Sit on the ground.

Sit in a chair or on a rock.

Stand up.

Climb on your car, a rock, or up a tree to see the scene change as you change where you are.

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