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Jama54

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on: May 31, 2012, 05:55:23 PM
I think I understand the concept of perspective but when trying to apply them I am a little confused. The activity on page 219 of the had two building. How do you know which buliding to use to determine the vanishing point.  Where exactly is the horizon on that page?

On page 212 the exercise of redrawing the house. If you wanted to draw the house from the reference photo which seems different from the small photo on the page 212, where would you find the horizon when you see nothing but the house. The veiw to me seems as if you are looking from below the house up at it. Help please. I know perspective is most important. :thankyou:
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Reply #1 on: June 02, 2012, 12:52:03 PM
page 219 - you need to determine each building's vanishing points separately as the two buildings may be at different angles.

house on page 222 - the small house on page 221 has a small bit chopped off the top, other wise they are the same building.
When you extend the lines of the building out to the vanishing point, they will meet on the horizon. A quick way to check where the horizon is going to be is to look on the building and find where the lines run horizontal. The horizon will be there. All lines above that will run downwards and all lines under the horizon will run upward to meet the horizon.

Let me know if that help?


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Reply #2 on: July 21, 2012, 10:20:54 AM
  :-\  Nolan I have read and read the perspective lesson. I am going on the presumption that to find the vanishing point I follow the line of the drawing that I want to find the vanishing point of and use that direction to the horizon. Hope you can understand what I am trying to say.  ?? If my building, Church whatever has a pointed top, At what angle do I hold my ruler at to find the VP? What if it is a steeple with a ppoint on top?   How do I find the angle?   :idiot2:  Sorry to be so much trouble.
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Reply #3 on: July 21, 2012, 02:55:20 PM
can you post the pic for me please Honeysuckle?


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Reply #4 on: July 22, 2012, 11:26:40 AM
OK Nolan, I could not get my ?? across and could not even understand it myself.  :doh:  decided to try again and stopped before I finished the message, because it got me thinking  :think:  and I decided I just did not understand the vanishing point correctly.. SOOO, I have gone back and studied your video again and am studying the manual again and am going to try to go thru it slllooowwwwly. I am sure I am intelligent enough to get it after a while.  Am starting to try watercolor Monday and in between keep on with the drawing. Will keep you posted. 
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Reply #5 on: July 22, 2012, 05:16:24 PM
k, if it still doesn't make sense, then let me know  O0


 

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