Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Perspective, and the use of Grid Brushes

For our next assignment at the Magic box, we 're learning how to use grid brushes in our perspective drawings

This is an illustration of one of my little knotties, Emma,  standing on a toy piano, putting on a crown in front of a birdcage mirror.  In the background is her unmade doll size bed.

For this assignment, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to use this illustration  to work out some perspective problems.

Here are some of the grid brushes to help me find my 2 point perspective.

this show the corrections after tracing over my grid brushes (not showing in this image)  

Here I re-worked the illustration using the blue lines as a guide.

This is the first time that I 've used grid brushes.  It wasn't as easy as it looked in our class video. Hopefully with practice I'll get the hang of it.
The one thing that  our teacher,Chris Oatly, pointed out, was that it's best to draw you illustration first, and then work out your perspective lines with the grid brushes, otherwise; if you start by trying to get the right perspective first, your illustration risk loosing its organic feel, and may end up looking cold and rigid.