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Scaling in one point perspective. Set up the two measuring line in right angle. Extended the to lines with an eye level line, so it forms a perfect square. Divide the two measuring lines with any even number. Draw one line from zero point to the vp. Plus two lines from the half points of the measuring line, then one more line from the eight unit point to the middle of the framing square. You have your first divison point.From then on, you can have the rest of the perspective divisons using diagonals:http://thefunds.tumblr.com/image/28477781898 The units could be anything. Repeating through diagonals is the trick. You can mirror the whole drawing in all 4 directions. This scaling is perfect for interiors. Math is beautiful. 

Scaling in one point perspective.
Set up the two measuring line in right angle. Extended the to lines with an eye level line, so it forms a perfect square. Divide the two measuring lines with any even number.
Draw one line from zero point to the vp. Plus two lines from the half points of the measuring line, then one more line from the eight unit point to the middle of the framing square. You have your first divison point.

From then on, you can have the rest of the perspective divisons using diagonals:
http://thefunds.tumblr.com/image/28477781898 


The units could be anything. Repeating through diagonals is the trick. You can mirror the whole drawing in all 4 directions. This scaling is perfect for interiors. 
Math is beautiful. 

The architect perspective. Introducing the STATION POINT, and the PICTURE PLANE.

The architect perspective. Introducing the STATION POINT, and the PICTURE PLANE.

Simple projection.

Simple projection.

Diagonals are more important than you would think. With diagonals you can repeat the object over and over again in perspective. 

Diagonals are more important than you would think. With diagonals you can repeat the object over and over again in perspective. 

Basic steps of drawing an equal sized box in perspective

Basic steps of drawing an equal sized box in perspective

What it’s all about?

Art is valuable when it triggers an emotion, or a mood in the observer. It does not worth a dime without that. There is many ways to achieve that. But as an artist, especially in our times, you want to achieve that effectively.

And that’s where science comes in. The science of visual arts.

No matter how abstract or realistic the drawing or painting you are working on, you just  simply can’t run from mother nature or the way that the observers eye works. Even when you paint science fiction or something surrealistic that has never existed before, you have to relate to her. If you don’t it just doesn’t make sense. To have a convincing result is to know and to use the fundamentals.

This is relearning the fundamentals of drawing and painting. Taking it back to square one. I decided by creating this blog so:

  • I can have this learning process organized, 
  • I can check back on anything anytime
  • I’ll be able to see me my improvement
  • hopefully it is going to help other people to understand the basics
  • or just serve as a reference

I’m using a couple of books to do this like Andrew Loomis’s book “Creative Illustration" or  Gottfried Bammes’s - Der Nackte Mensch