Angular Perspective - buildings or books
|A4 sketchbook Rome 1910 - after Sir Muirhead Bone|
Check and Log
1. What problems did you find in executing perspective drawings?
The most difficult thing was to get the angles correct. When the line is small it's much easier to get the angle wrong and then this can confuse the rest of the drawing especially if you use that line to measure other parts. Also with longer lines you have to keep the straight.
I find I always err on the side of an angle being too wide and needs to be corrected to be more acute.
2. Make note on the merits of using, or not using rulers to guide you.
I much prefer using a ruler to get the lines straight and to help it look accurate and real. In the drawing above of the corner buildings the windows were a mess and all wiggley because I didn't use a ruler. On the other hand a ruler always makes it look more clinical and less natural. The ideal solution is to have a really steady hand and lots of patience.