Workshop 8: Perspective, Proportion, and Value for the Urban Sketcher

Instructor: Andrew Banksandrew-workshop

Workshop description
In academia, perspective, proportion and value are often accompanied by many daunting rules that can discourage an urban sketcher from drawing architecture and architectural landscapes. This workshop simplifies these techniques into easy to master, practical methods for building a sketch from the ground up. These skills can be used for quick sketches as well as lengthier, more involved sketches.

Learning Goals

  • basic overview of perspective and different types of perspective
  • use the “sighting” technique to create a drawing in perspective
  • use the “sighting” technique to determine sizes, proportions and their relative relationships to one another
  • identify visual cues in landscapes, architecture, and architectural details to aid in laying out sketch
  • learn what to include in the pencil layout of a sketch
  • create a dynamic sketch by adding value to the drawing using ink
  • hatching, mark making and texture techniques
  • recommendations of pens and inks
  • what papers work best for pen and ink work

Supplies list

  • pencil and eraser
  • black pen
  • sketchbook/paper/pad

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