Sunday, December 8, 2013

Perspective Analysis Sketches - Lesson #5


study of a room

This time at the Chris Oatley Magic box class, we're reviewing or learning perspective the easy and fun way.

1. Pick a shot  from a movie or a game that is an emersion shot and has drama, an architectural/industrial look to it, with clear storytelling.

I found this picture is from a video by  Walter Arnold           

The Mason's Castle - Ghost of the American Renaissance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZiods14eSU

and  a still shot of the room at this site:  The Art of Abandonment  Also from Walter Arnold   http://wiseminds.com/thedigitalmirage/2011/07/dundas-castle-%E2%80%93-ghost-of-the-american-
renaissance/




2.  Analysis Sketch
Find different points of perspective
Think in 2d terms
Find diagonal lines relative to different point of perspectives.
Find the horizon line

3. Intellectualise
after re-working the analysis sketch I was surprise to see how the all red lines met dead center like a bull-eye in the middle of the picture, but I 'm not sure if it's called a 1 point perspective or a three point perspective because the lines came from the top and bottom as well as the sides.

I believe that the green lines also form a 3 point perspective.

I was baffled by the  angles in the door panels, the blue lines.  I thought that they would all have met into a one point perspective.  But the door actually has 3 different one point perspective.   Was it because the door is old and warped, or is it an optical illusion from the camera lens, or is this normal, and my assumptions of the line having to meet all to one point is false?
Actually, as the door faces us, we can see its edge, so we are probably seeing this door in a two point perspective...

Not sure about the horizon line either.

One all these questions will be answered, I'll post the correct answers.

Part of the homework?  I'm not sure if this is part the homework.  Nevertheless, I started with a quick sketch to see if this is something that I wanted to work with.  I actually enjoyed trying to capture the angles.  I was drawn to the intriguing space and the beauty and grace of the decaying and abandoned room.
 I'm not sure if this shot is emerging enough.  It could be if I trimmed the picture to where the the door would open pass the viewer.  But hopefully this room makes up in drama because of the angles and the light, and the perspective.





In my first try, I started adding color without looking at the original picture and later realized that the light source came from the wrong direction.  Still I had fun working on it.

A re-do of part of the picture, with the light coming from the left. 
Here, I concentrated on the door's perspective.  


Huge transformation from the above picture.  This was the most time consuming and enjoyable part of the illustration, because I wanted to add  the pealing paint as part of the drama, to illustrated abandonment as the storytelling element. To add texture to the painting, I used some of the technique from lesson # 4 about naturalistic brush, tweaked the layers a bit, and also used regular brushes. 

Below, I also added a little bit of dark gradient in the corner of the ceiling and on the floor in front of the door going a bit into the hallway. 

Abandoned  
a study from one of Walter Arnold photo/video shot.

The Mason's Castle - Ghost of the American Renaissance



original still shoot from Walter Arnold 


My teacher pointed out the me to look how the angles in the ceiling intercept in the original picture.  Now I see that this room is in one point perspective.  This may be the needed correction.



corrected picture of Abandonment