@carlianne This is great feed back and a wonderful tip on how to get the lines just right. I struggled with the same thing in my drawing but couldn't figure out how to correct it. Thanks for the clear explanation.
@ambria Awesome start on tackling perspective. Hope you kept at it over the last couples months (as I am now just getting into the forums).
Sketches from the Visualizing Perspective class. I enjoyed how @Will-Terry taught by explaining the concept, giving instructions, then having us pause to try it before watching him do it. I learned a lot seeing how he solved problems differently than I did (or felt validated when it turned out I did it the same way he did).
I'm not sure if it's normal for the distortion on some of my images to be that way (are they just outside the cone of vision?), or if I'm getting something wrong.
It seems like this is a pretty difficult subject for most people. Including myself. It's like I'm trying to force My round ideas into a square box. they never seem to fit right. I started the assignment over like 10 times. Anyway I think it's looking good. I like how you stuck a teddy bear into the room. I did the same thing. Haha.
@12before34 Uhmmm okay, here's an example. Last year I made this illustration of a haunted library.
I started with a freehand quick sketch. I usually have an idea how I want it to look so I do this first, because it's very important to understand that you have to decide where you place your horizon and vanishing points depending on what angle YOU want. Not placing random points then being a slave to them to the end! That's why I use my freehand sketch to help me determine where to place my horizon and points to obtain the exact angle that I want.
From there, I placed my horizon line and vanishing points. I place my VP in my mind, but you can physically place yours. If you draw traditionally it will often involve taping some additional pieces of paper to your drawing to draw vanishing points outside he frame. From there, I suggest you use your vanishing points to draw some guides on your picture (then you can remove your vanishing points because you won't need them anymore with the guides to help you). The guides look like this when I'm done:
From there I draw my final sketch on top with the correct perspective. It's similar to my freehand because I'm good at eyeballing perspective, but sometimes there's a more drastic difference at this stage: