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[Drawing] In Perspective
April 21, 2010
When you decide to teach yourself to draw, you will come to understand that you never finish learning. I find that fact very appealing. I think "anticipation" is a good word to describe my feelings about learning to draw.
What's New at AllAboutDrawings.comPerspective Drawing
This is a basic guide to understanding perspective. It has been written with the beginner in mind, of course!
I think perspective is something that just comes to us as we mooch along with our drawing practice.
If you think you're ready to learn a bit more about perspective and what it actually means, then visit this page about perspective drawing.
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Tip of the Month
A "Table Line" is used to indicate a supporting surface under objects to make them appear to rest on something solid instead of merely hanging in the air.
You simply draw a horizontal line in a logical place so it becomes the back edge of a table or other horizontal supporting surface.
This line is often called a table line. It can be placed anywhere on your paper, behind the object you have drawn and preferably not in the middle of your drawing. You can always add a second table line to represent the front edge.
The use of table lines depends on the subject you are drawing. Two lines would be good for still life but only one line would be used if you were drawing an animal.
Just experiment and play with the use of a table line, you will find it makes a nice difference to some of your drawings.
In case of confusion, note that the horizon line is a horizontal line that marks the level of the eye and it is commonly used in landscape drawings.
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Have a creative day!
"The essence of drawing is the line exploring space." - Andy Goldsworthy.
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