Now that I look at it I really should of bent the table sides more to a point. I've been trying out perspective but not really getting it I ended up just eyeballing it. Anyway say the table is eventually going to meet a vanishing point, how would I draw this in accurate perspective at this angle? If the vanishing point is somewhere far far off into space? I mean several yard sticks taped together off page sounds a little inefficient.
I wasn't sure whether to post this here or in my sketchbook, mark it up with all the red marker you can
Here is a description of how to use it
You know how to do it, you're not doing it, and you want me to do it for you?
Grinnikend door het leven...
Oh wow This looks great I didn't know about these at all I'm still trying to completely wrap my head around it though in terms of close up objects like this table, how exactly would I use it? I can see the application with farther objects, would I align it with the lower angle of the table and then use that angle for the rest of the piece? am I making sense? I''m just starting with perspective and it's still kind of messing with my head ^^;
Last edited by aerisaxia; December 15th, 2012 at 01:02 AM.
Well, dang. I did see some patterns, but unless I can figure out a way to make them using cardboard and masking tape and zero crafty skills, it looks a bit beyond my current skill-and-tool limitations... (Unless I have a ton of time to kill sometime in the distant future...)
Maybe I can get my Dad to make one. Hmm.
That, or you could simply use a long ruler, plus a long table (or a wall, or the floor...) and some thumb tacks for the out-of-the-page VPs. Attach the thumb tacks upside down with some adhesive tape - then you can rest the ruler on its stem and you'll get an instant set of parallels to that VP.
This is quicker than calculating indirect VPs, but depends on how much space you have.
Of late, I've taken to scanning my roughs and then just drawing out the major lines in Photoshop. Then I print out the lines, and work over it and eyeball anything else if needed. Even if you don't print the lines out to work off them, drawing it out in Photoshop is an easy way to test and change vanishing points to give an idea of how you want things to look on paper or where you might be going wrong.
When I was working only on paper, I would put the paper to the furtherest side of the table (laying it perfectly on the edge so I can repeat at any time), then rule off one set of lines, marking the VP with masking tape. Then I would take the further to the opposite side of the table and do the same with the other lines. It seems like it would be a great nuisance, moving the the paper like this, but it's not. And a lot of the times I'd think that the table wasn't big enough to contain all VPs but usually, to my surprise, it was.
Last edited by Grosby; December 15th, 2012 at 05:04 AM.