Baby steps. I finally found a great book to try and learn perspective….in full color *insert oohs and aahs here*! Here’s the link on Amazon.
This drawing isn’t based on anything I’ve learned from the book, as I’ve only just begun it. I can just tell from a quick flip-through (and all the reviews I read on Amazon) that this is the one. 🙂 I promise a full book review once I finish.
Question for those of you into cityscapes, urban sketching, etc….do you use rulers? I think this is the second building I’ve tried to draw, and…it’s pretty crooked. How do artists sketching on location do it?! Especially with the tall steeple…..it was harder to get the whole thing straight than I thought.
I did use a straight edge here and there, but I didn’t really use a square or anything to be sure of the angles. The lines on the door definitely would’ve been helped with a ruler. Oh well. Live and learn. I’d love to be painting churches eventually. There’s just something about a church…..you can feel the peacefulness, even in the cemetery outside. And barns. Love old churches and barns! Good thing I live in farm country.
I hope everyone is enjoying a relaxing Sunday. Remember to let your art supplies come out and play today. I’m pretty sure you’ve earned it.