Drawing Challenge 2016 Week 7: Depth and Perspective

Its all a matter of perspective. You can make a massive object look tiny, or someone look massively tall depending on how you use your perspective in art. One of the most common exercises I remember seeing Drawing 1 students do is drawing a building or structure (most commonly a hallway) so they understand how it recedes into space, and can make it look realistic on paper. (Now, I could bore you with technicalities for hours, but if you are interested in specifics, and need guidance please message us)

Okay, okay. I’m sure you are thinking “You aren’t going to ask me to sit in a hallway and draw it in perspective are you?” No no of course not! However, if that is your jam, go for it. The basics are: Draw something that is receding into space, or something that is reaching out towards the viewer. Its a simple idea with limitless possibilities, but do try to stretch the limits and push yourself. The results may be surprising!

You could draw a building, draw foreshortening in a figure, or even something like a fish eye lens effect if you are feeling super courageous.

Please feel free to join us! All are welcome. Please follow these simple steps to send in your drawings and participate.


While technically not a drawing, I wanted to share a painting that I am working on. It currently has about 5-6 layers of paint on it, and will probably have another 15-20 before it is done.  I wanted to share because it fits this weeks challenge really well. – STKerr

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