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Beginner Program  101
 
       


One and Two Point Perspective

Most drawings are structured on one or both of
these two basic principles
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Perspective Measurements

Simple measurements that determine size
relationships between various elements in a
drawing (including space), quickly & easily in
perspective.  No more guessing for hours
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Ellipses

Ellipses (circles in perspective) are essential
to know and understand in all drawing as they
are everywhere
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Inclined Planes & Auxiliary Vanishing Points

Most surfaces (planes) we draw are parallel or
perpendicular to the ground.  We use auxiliary
vanishing points to draw the other more
challenging surfaces
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Three Point Perspective

Usually used to draw extreme up or down views.
Very often applied in animation, cartooning and
graphic novels for dramatic effect
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Beginner Structural Drawing

Every object in your drawing has structure, and
understanding that structure in perspective will
greatly enhance your ability to draw the object
quickly, accurately & confidently
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Forms In Nature

Even trees, clouds and rocks have structure.
Knowing the "perspective" of a tree will give you
the ability to easily draw the tree, and from any
angle (viewpoint) you choose.


Intersecting Planes

We learn how to properly construct intersecting
planes by drawing many different types of roof
tops.  Knowing how to correctly draw these
intersecting surfaces is essential in drawing
architecture, but is also necessary in most
everything else we draw.


Architectural Interior

We analyze and draw a 1-point perspective
room interior that you choose, real or fantasy.
We'll learn how to arrange & design your room
to sell it visually for the viewer.  A terrific show-
case drawing for Interior Designers & Architects
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Architectural Exterior

We draw Victorian building exteriors (from
models).  A great portfolio piece, especially for
Architects.



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Intermediate Program  102
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Composition
In every drawing we create, we compose a
view
of what we want the viewer of our drawing
to see.  Understanding the "rules" of composition
will help us greatly with constructing an effective
and visually pleasing drawing.


Shadows

Of course, shadows are everywhere, but many
artists avoid drawing shadows because they
don't know how to.  Adding technically correct
shadows to your drawing gives it immediate
credibility and life.


Reflections

We will understand how reflections work, and
how to construct them.  Reflective surfaces are
all around us and now you can include
reflections from mirrors, metal, ice or water in
your drawings.


Spiral Staircase

This is a great portfolio piece.  A precisely drawn
spiral staircase immediately shows your artistic
abilities to a prospective client, employer or art
school.


Drawing From A Plan

By using a floor plan & side elevation, we can
draw a place or object accurately in three-
dimensional perspective.  These "technical
drawings" serve many purposes for architects,
interior designers, engineers and planners
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Intermediate Structural Drawing

Every object in your drawing has structure, and
understanding that structure in perspective will
greatly enhance your ability to draw the object
quickly, accurately & confidently
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Architectural Interior

We analyze and draw a 2-point perspective
room interior that you choose, real or fantasy.
We'll learn how to arrange & design your room to
sell it visually for the viewer.  A terrific showcase
drawing for Interior Designers & Architects
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Actual Architectural
Interior
We go to and draw an actual grand architectural
interior (very accessible in Toronto).  A great
portfolio piece, especially for Architects.

Actual Architectural
Exterior
We also draw an actual exciting
architectural
exterior (drawn from the comfort of indoors).
This would also be a great highlight in a portfolio.






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Instructor:
Dale Desrochers

Through simple
perspective
principles, you will
draw structurally
complex objects
easily.


You will under-
stand how the
viewer of your
drawing plays an
important role in
how you will
execute your
composition
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You will see how
your cone of

vision affects
your
drawing.


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You'll learn to
apply line quality
and all the rest
of the essential
skills artists
should know
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create accurate
and pleasing
perspective &
structural
drawings
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