Project 3

Project Description

What type of piece is this? Drawing Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. For this Bird's Eye view of my project 2 Hammock drawing, I used only a 2H pencil and lots of kneaded eraser, as I started over more than a few times. I had trouble visualizing the plan view in my imagination using my drawing as reference, so I returned to the outside scene to try again there. I found this a very challenging exercise. Didn't know how to make sense of the Albertian Veil's crosshairs when translated into plan view. I started with the foreground elements but got stuck wondering: What is the horizontal center of my original drawing as the space goes into the distance --and how do I put it into plan view? Elements in the deep background are now off the page in this plan view. Wish I had a helicopter handy! How far "up" should the bird be looking down on the scene for proper understanding of the perspective space in this exercise? The building at left in the scene seems to take up too much space in this plan view, compared to the little bit of it in view in the drawing. It seems that in 'normal' elevation view, I am seeing as though through a wide angle lens. For example, the front hammock's right beech tree is a barely visible slice at the lower right side in my drawing's cone of vision, but in the plan view it's in full view. In my first attempt to imagine the plan view, I started with that beech tree at the far right edge of the page, matching the drawing's position. I couldn't make the rest of the thing work at all. Many restarts later, this is all I could come up with. Should the plan view's dimensions be much taller than it is wide--the opposite of that of the drawing since the actual cone of vision view is far deeper than it is wide? Never having done a thinking/imagination experiment like this before, I really want to understand this exercise and benefit from its lessons in developing some skill at visualization. I did review Lesson 6, topic 4's demo of drawing the overview. Maybe I'll take a break and then make another go at new plan view...

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