Perspective and Drawing Aides

IB Visual Arts: Perspective and Drawing Aides

Viewfinders, grids, mirrors, the Claude Glass are historical optical aides that help artists to reconstruct a scene. Even perspective is essentially a drawing aide. As an intro to perspective drawing try this exercise The drawing machine.The artist’s viewfinder is simply a window cut into a piece of card. You look through the viewfinder to frame your image, as if looking through a camera"s viewfinder. The proportions...


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