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Interior Sketch One Point Perspective

Class drawing 2One of the great things about teaching a perspective class is getting the opportunity to practice drawing an interior space.  The image above is a visual inspiration from my how to perspective drawing interiors book and has the added finishes and textures.  The bottom drawing shows some of the guidelines such as the box on the floor that the chairs are drawn from and the center vanishing point at the right bottom corner of the artwork.

Class drawing 1




Copic Marker Interior Rendering

Class Finish AHere is a finished in class demonstration that I did from my summer marker class.  Below are the first two steps that I used in a PowerPoint for the students to follow.  I had a total of five steps and included the list of Copic markers that were used.

FloorClass LampClass Hues B

One-Point Perspective Interior Sketch

Sofa Class Mar 16Super full teaching schedule this spring at the college.  One of my favorite classes is the Interior Design Drawing class that uses my perspective book.  So fun to be assisting students in developing their hand drawing skills.  Here is an in class sketch book activity drawing from last week.  Using a photograph for as a visual reference, we started with the rectangular shape of the bench front, or the the flat front and then established the vanishing point.  The bench top was added using the perspective guide lines, next the flat front of the sofa was drawn using the bench size to estimate the width and height.  From there we finished the sofa shape, added the bookshelf and played around with drawing the pillow shapes.   While finishing this drawing at the house, Mr. Leo wanted to over see the work!


Student Art Guide and One Point Perspective Drawing

Excited to find one of my illustrations in the Student Art Guide blog article called “One Point Perspective Drawing: The Ultimate Guide”.  Here is the description “This article contains everything an Art student needs to know about drawing in one point perspective. It includes step-by-step tutorials, lesson plans, handouts, videos and free downloadable worksheets.”   The blog specializes in articles helping art students excel and I found it an amazing resource for art instructions.  Check this out:


Student guide

Copic Color Marker Rendered Interiors with a Color Scheme

TriadHere are three marker rendering demonstrations that I quickly did for my class using a color scheme when selecting hues for an image.  Each image shows the Copic Marker number with a color sample below the image.  Following a color scheme or color harmony is a technique which will assist in creating a visually successful image.    The first image above is a triad color scheme with red, blue and yellow which is a triangle shape on the color wheel.  Also included are several neutral hues, brown, tan and oyster.

Color Analogous AThe image above used an analogous color scheme with four hues that are next to each other on the color wheel. This includes red, red-orange, orange and yellow.  This time that are three values of brown as a neutrals.  Below a complimentary color scheme was used with two hues that are opposite on the color wheel.  Purple and yellow are the hues with a grey and taupe as a neutrals.

Color Complimentary A
















Creative Strategy: Mistake or Creative Change?

Sofa Sketch 1One of the common obstacles while learning to draw is the tendency to stop simply because you made a mistake. I would like to suggest that you reframe your perceived mistake as a creative change.

What is a mistake anyway? For me it is when your drawing looks differently than what you had planned or expected. You expected your drawing to look more like the object you are drawing, and when it does not, you call this a mistake. However, a fundamental part of the drawing process is being able to make adjustments and changes as the drawing develops. If something you draw does not fit in with your original plan, instead of stopping, try to revise, regroup and readjust your drawing. This is a creative change!

I have found that I get better at being flexible and making adjustments the more I practice drawing. One method you can try is to work on drawing for about half an hour and then stop and walk away. When you return, you will be able to look at the drawing with fresh eyes.  Now you can regroup and readjust to make creative changes. I find that my final piece is more successful when I allow myself to shift and change as I am working. Also, remember, your drawing is an artistic expression. It is not a photograph. Often these creative changes can add charm and character to your image.

Try it. Allow yourself to stop and see what you have drawn. Ask yourself if there are any adjustments, revisions, or creative changes that you can make.

Interior Line Drawing

Bedroom Photo RenderingUsing a photograph of an interior space is great tool to for drawing a realistic interior.  Connie Riik, a local interior designer, allows me to use her interior design images for my inspirational visuals.  This finished one-point perspective line drawing comes from the photograph below.  First I printed out the photograph in 8 1/2″ X 11″ and then divided this with a grid.  I use this for my proportion and visual guide for the drawing.  The room image is set up as a one -point perspective with the flat back wall.  Notice one piece,  the chair and ottoman, is positioned in a two-point perspective.  Want to learn more about interior perspective drawing?  Check out my book Exploring Perspective Hand Drawing.

11 Photo B

11 Bedroom image