Friday, November 7, 2008

A Study on Perspective

The point of this exercise was to gain an understanding of depth and perspective. So it was good to draw some cubes and see how the angles of the lines affected the angle that the box appeared. Then I tried to draw some chairs that matched the chair in the book I am using. The whole trick with the chair is the seat, the part that juts out from the legs. The book had the top right corner of the seat in line with the top of the chair. The bottom right chair is my attempt at this, but I think I failed. I will try again another day. As is, I don't think my other two chairs turned out too too bad, but they were not at the same angle as the book, which was the whole point of understanding perspective.


Anonymous said...

Paul, I have been following Mas Para Sol every so often since you left; I just found your drawings tonight and looked through the lot. Made me think of this from Nothing to Declare, by Mary Morris:

"There is an anecdote about Mexico which perhaps I should tell here. Andre Breton, founder of the surrealist school in France and writer of Les Manifestes du Surrealisme, was invited to Mexico in the 1930s to teach Mexicans about surrealism. He wanted a table so he hired a carpenter and asked him to build it. Breton drew an architectural drawing of a table, diamond-shaped, foreshortened front legs, long back legs, and the carpenter took the drawing and made a table just like the one in the drawing--diamond-shaped, with short front legs and long back legs. When Breton saw the table, he said, "I have nothing to teach these people about surrealism." And he returned to France."

A wonderful story, and your drawings are wonderful too!


Paul House said...

Leslie. Thanks for the comment and thanks for the story. I will keep the book for my to read list.

Hope all is well with you.