What is perspective?
“Perspective (from Latin: perspicere to see through) in the graphic arts, such as drawing, is an approximate representation, on a flat surface (such as paper), of an image as it is seen by the eye. The two most characteristic features of perspective are that objects are drawn:
- Object become smaller as their distance from the observer increases.
- Foreshortened: the size of an object's dimensions along the line of sight are relatively shorter than dimensions across the line of sight" (Wikipedia, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perspective_%28graphical%29)
On A3 size paper in landscape, create your own one-point perspective drawing that captures your given name (first) above and your surname (last) below a horizon line.
- Add a vanishing point to the center, vertically and horizontally, of an A3 size paper.
- Add a horizon line through the vanishing point dividing the A3 paper horizontally in half.
- Add two horizontal guide lines above the horizon line for the top and bottom of your given name (first).
- Add two horizontal guide lines below the horizon line for the top and bottom of your surname (last).
- Block given name (first) and surname (last) lettering so all letters are unified in width and spacing.
- Insert capital letter shapes into each block.
- Line thickness should be similar to the same for all letter shapes.
- Add unified crossbar for all letters such as, A, B, F, E, P, etc.
- Erase blocking and leave letter shapes.
- Pull all possible letter corners to the vanishing point.
- Close off the back-end of each letter shape to create letter forms.
- Erase horizon line and vanishing point.
- Erase all guidelines and leave letter forms.
- Add values of colors as discussed in class - Curved Gradient Tutorial
- Scan one-point perspective name drawing and save as JPG file.
- Open JPG file in Photoshop
- Level JPG file to enhance clarity of drawing.
- Eliminate all unwanted lines and mistakes.
- Upload JPG of one-point perspective drawing and email to me and add a personal reflection that answers the following questions:
- What are my one-point perspective drawing strengths?
- What are my one-point perspective drawing weaknesses?
- If I had 2 more classes, I would work further on… (what)?
- Using Adobe Acrobat Pro, score the Rubric, 1-Point Perspective.
- Email your scored 1-Point Perspective rubric to me.