Category Archives: Line drawing demonstrations

Drawing a Mug with Perspective Instructions Video

Here is a 10-minute video that I created for my perspective drawing course this semester that is using the Exploring Perspective Hand Drawing book.  It has step by step instructions for drawing a mug shape and adding the mug handle using perspective drawing techniques.  Check out the finished drawing below. Enjoy!

3.5 Mug from Stephanie Sipp on Vimeo.






Drawing Plant Video Demonstration

Want to learn more about drawing realistic plans?  Check out this 7 minute video with step by step instruction to draw the image below. Grab your sketchbook, drawing pencil and follow along!

Plant Activity

Two-Point Bookshelf Drawing Demonstration

The best way to successfully draw furniture in perspective is to see each component drawn step by step.  Here Two-point perspective demonstration video of drawing a bookcase that shows the steps of add the molding on the top and bottom, the front of three shelves and the back area.  Before the video starts, the rectangular shape of the bookcase was drawn with the horizon line through the center and two vanishing points at the edge of the sketchbook which is turned horizontally.  Check out how the details were added to the bookcase in perspective and try this yourself!

Dividing the Box Shape to Find Proportion

How can you hand draw the correct proportion of a graphic design?  This noodle box drawing started with light guide lines creating a grid to determine the proportion of the design.

Here are two basic steps to this technique.  After drawing the outline of your box shape, divide this rectangular shape into half.  Starting with a diagonal line from corner to corner, creating an “X”. The center of the “X” is the half way point of your rectangular shape.  The second step is to draw lines through the center  horizontally  and vertically. This will divide the box into quarters.  Repeating these steps, in the same manner, will provide a proportional grid which can be used to locate the design of the box front.

These two drawings show how the light pencil grid created divisions and determined the location of the graphic design.

I enjoy playing around with using this technique in objects too.  You will find in Chapter 2 of my book “Exploring Perspective Hand Drawing, Fundamentals for Interior Design”  there is more information and demonstrations on drawing in proportion.

Video Demonstration Perspective + Proportion

Check out this step by step video showing how to find proportion in a two point perspective box.

Video Demonstration Beginning to Draw

Want to get started with your own drawing skills?  Here is a step by step video showing how to draw a line from dot to dot.  You will continue to use this method to successfully draw rectangular shapes with value.  Have your sketchbook and pencil handy and follow along!

Fun with 1-Point Perspective

My  goal for this set of drawings is to show different objects in one-point perspective above, below and on the horizon line.  I  started out by filling my sketch page drawing different objects with the uncritical mind.  These sketches are mini experiments using objects and playing around with them.  You will notice in each new sketch, objects are shifting or different ones are being added. The sketch below, has a row of light fixtures and the lap top is moved to the left side.  Each step is getting me closer to finding the right combination for a final drawing.

In the final drawing below, I took time to draw the objects in proportion and add texture.   I had to quite without finishing because I didn’t know what to add in the bottom right corner.  It took me until next day when I look at the drawing again, to come up with the idea of adding a fire hydrant.