Drawing 1, Part 2: Exercise 5 & 6

Composition – an interior

We were asked to observe places around the home and make sketches of different areas, in preparation for exercise 7, when we will make a drawing.

I looked around different areas of my home, which is a small and cluttered flat, and experimented with different perspectives, such as going up a ladder and lying on the floor.

I decided that the most interesting area was my son’s room.

I made these 4 sketches:

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Selves in my son’s room
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window in my son’s room
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part of bed and shelves
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shirts hanging from chest of drawers

I used a fineliner pen in an A2 sketchbook divided into 4. I looked at the views through a wide angle lens to get a sense of warped perpsective, then tried to use this in my study.

They are just rough sketches, and I used directional lines some crosshatching to portray the shadows.

I then made a sketch, in pen and line, of the whole room but from a distorted perspective. I again looked through a wide angle lens to envisage what the perspective and proportions would be like.

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My son’s room from a distorted perspective.

I really like this distorted approach and think it’s the one I will take when I complete the task for exercise 7.

7 comments

  1. Nice sketches!
    It’s amazing how people develop very personal styles over time.
    I’ve been drawing for more than half century, and I love drawing from real things and reality, too. Like some people who have absolute hearing and cannot sing wrong, I think over time, I developed absolute photographic memory and cannot draw wrong perspective. In nowadays abstract art settings, that becomes a minus, but I really don’t care too much.
    I’m just wondering have you tried doing drawing large and going very large. It’s an amazing process!

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    • that must be amazing, to have a near photographic memory! I am currently drawing at A1 for my degree drawing module, but looking forward to working larger. I need a studio though!!

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