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Annie.

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on: May 05, 2015, 03:17:18 PM
Hi,
I really enjoyed doing the drawing on perspective from the Let's Draw Course.

As soon as a took a photo of it, I spotted a big perspective error (there may be more then one), and could not believe my eyes.  Maybe doing this in the middle of the night was a contributing factor.

Can you spot it?

« Last Edit: May 05, 2015, 03:21:22 PM by Annie. »
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Reply #1 on: May 05, 2015, 04:05:40 PM
Annie,

I am not very good at perspective either.  Studied this for a while - hmmm.  The only thing that I see that might be wrong is the windowed wall on the back of the recessed  area on the right is slanted upward, not downward.  It's only a tiny line as the awning is covering the rest of it.  Oh, and the window on that wall is also slanting the same way.

Regardless, you did an amazing job on this. 

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Reply #2 on: May 05, 2015, 05:44:37 PM
Hi Mea,
No that wall and its window are drawn correctly in the same plane as the long left wall... maybe the photo gives that illusion.

It is not a suttle error...  :o
Keep looking, Annie
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Reply #3 on: May 05, 2015, 06:22:55 PM
Right side awning looks strange
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Reply #4 on: May 05, 2015, 07:34:30 PM
Roof on the right side is off. Then it looks as though other things are out of perspective as well on that right side.
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Reply #5 on: May 05, 2015, 08:40:28 PM
Annie, this is fantastic - perspective is definitely not my strong suit - I really heavy on Brian for help in that area (and pretty much any other area you could think of), but the roof and the rocks seem off...I am going to have to go through Brian's perspective presentation again!
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Reply #6 on: May 06, 2015, 03:47:21 AM
Annie, what I know of perspective is that all the lines have to meet in one spot. If you draw the lines on the left hand side, you will see that the awning's lines do not meet with the other lines of the walls and windows. On the right hand side they all meet ( except for the lower line of the awning which is a little bit out of line). Furthermore the way you cut off the rocks at the bottom - I suggest you bring the corner of the building down to a point where the two walls are supposed to meet. This is but my humble opinion. Perspective not that easy.


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Reply #7 on: May 06, 2015, 08:56:20 AM
Hint: 
The 2 vanishing points on the horizon are correct as all the structures leaning to hit.  I had to darken the photo so you could see the details, but the rock walls are correct (the shadow is off because I made it darker).

How many vanishing points are there?
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Reply #8 on: May 06, 2015, 12:54:55 PM
Looks like it would be very hard to get to the front door.
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Reply #9 on: May 06, 2015, 02:03:37 PM
Marsha,
I also wondered if there was a main entrance elsewhere.  The stairs must be at the back of the veranda, agree a long walk if this is the main door    :run: :run:

But this is Nolan's design  :)
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Reply #10 on: May 06, 2015, 04:09:07 PM
Okay second guess...the angle on the far left awning is not in line with the atmospheric point.  :nosey:
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Reply #11 on: May 06, 2015, 05:24:03 PM
The chimeney should be more to the right. Also the right awning is missing a flap.
Could it be the far  right hand side wall.  I think the vanishing point should be higher.
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Reply #12 on: May 06, 2015, 05:44:42 PM
Another try - the rocks should also come to a point, an edge, like the building - without the 1" horizontal line...
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Reply #13 on: May 06, 2015, 05:52:55 PM
Okay... enough torture!

Congratulation Bellarina and Carol, you have it!  :clap:

I have drawn a few lines below.  So all lines from both vertical surfaces (in red), including the reseeded door and window, correctly converge to the 2 VP on the horizon (yellow dotted line).   But if you look at the awnings, both are wrong and will never converge to any VP... one diverge (green) and the other is parallel (blue).

Elizabeth and Marsha, yes the bottom corner of the stone wall is cut off and you are perfectly correct that this would not make for a nice composition.  My drawing boxed ended where the purple line is drawn (this is just an exercise).


« Last Edit: May 06, 2015, 06:14:36 PM by Annie. »
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Reply #14 on: May 06, 2015, 06:12:52 PM
Thank you for your patience.  I figure out how to convert the PPT file.
Pls see below.

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