@BichonBistro Yes. All the green lines would converge on the same green VP.
Illustrator and instructor. Currently teaching Illustration 1, Illustration 2, Dynamic Expressions:Heads & Hands and Basic Perspective here at SVS.
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RE: Basic Perspective Drawing class
@BichonBistro That's kind of amazing that you were able to find a photo of a different angle of that building! Are you just familiar enough with Toronto? (only after REALLY looking at the original photo did I finally notice the Canadian flag)
I was able to guess at the stair stepped structure because of the silhouette of the building against the sky on the upper left side. I also knew it must be at an angle because of the clear rectangular grid structure of the streets. The only way you can get that green line to a new VP ( that you drew) is if the building itself had a face that didn't line up with the street the camera is pointed down.
Glad that this helped! Way to really dig into that particular video!
RE: Basic Perspective Drawing class
Great that you are taking photos and looking to identify HL and VP's!
My apologies that I chose a photo that included a building that didn't conform to a basic rectangle. The building in question is not a rectangle. So one plane will go off to its own vanishing point, which you have nicely identified!
When working with photos you will likely never find a perfect one where all lines converge neatly. Humans just don't build cities that way. With photos like this I tend to go with the "majority" of orthogonal that converge to find the major VP's and kind of ignore the rest.
As for the bottom of the building. It could land nicely on the HL, but my guess ( and it is only a guess) is that the bottom of the building is oh-so-slightly below the HL. And honestly probably not enough to matter in a drawing.
RE: picture book proof copy/test prints
I consider color proofs/ test prints vital for digital art.
Most publishers will print them out and send them to the artist for approval. I am genuinely surprised to hear that this is one of the largest publishing houses in the country and that they don't do it.
That said, I still don't think it makes as much sense to send a digital file and then get color proofs back for the artist to make notes on. "Too dark" or "More green" is hardly an accurate way to critique color proofs.
My own method (when I REALLY want the color to be right) is to print up my own color proofs and send those to the publisher along with the digital files.
This way the publisher has both the digital files and the color/values that I want the files to be in their hand. It's as close to comparing a color test poof to original physical art as you can get.
It seems to me that this would be a reasonable compromise for your situation. It communicates to the art director that you really care about the color and value of your work without being a "problem".
RE: Literary agent vs. Illustration agent ?
@idid If you know you are going to be an illustrator-author would suggest going for a literary agent.
In my experience, both personal and from attending talks at SCBWI events, illustrator agents are not prepared to handle an illustrator-author project. Whereas literary agents do AND are often set up to handle illustration only projects for their illustration focused clients.
RE: Why editorial illustrations look so similar these days (article)
Great article. Need more time to properly digest. I don't work in editorial market, but always aware of it's issues and impact. It could be argued (to a point, and I'm not sure it's a hill I'd die on) that children's books have a similar "style" issue. Arguably for much the same reasons.
RE: Basic Perspective Final Assignment - Worm's Eye
Bold POV! I like it!
RE: Basic Perspective Class, Final Assignment
@Random-Fluffers One of the things that I notice in this drawing is the attention you paid to how things are built. How one piece of wood in joined to another. Notably in the bed and side table and toy chest. That is so often overlooked! I always enjoy getting the reference needed to fill in these kinds of details, as it tell me more about the person who lives in this space.
Not to give more "homework" but if you are interested(and when you have a chance), try adding in the tonal information. It can be as simple as what you did in the first version of this assignment. The illusion of 3D space on a 2D plane will really start to pop!