Monday, 25 May 2009

To help with the struggle of translating 3d forms into a 2d drawing, an old method was to frame your composition using a clear pane of glass/plastic. Obviously it wasn't very practical on a large scale but Van Goph did actually do this when he was teaching himself to draw.

  • This task involved balancing the acetate over the hand and drawing directly onto it, every line exactly how you see them. It helps to have one eye closed aswell, to avoid binocular vision which can be confusing.

Then you copy it onto paper in detail and with shading and there you go. I added the bottle to make it more interesting. I think it's a successful result :) It's definitely easier with the plane so I guess to become a true artist is to practise until you can do it naturally without the plane.