- For this exercise the instructions given in the course notes is to draw a view though a doorway inside a building. It could be a view from one room into another or a view from a room into a corridor or hall. If possible try to arrange it so that there is a rectangular rug infront of the the doorway. For this exercise I Sketched seated on a low chair the view from the staff room doorway at work , that leads out to a corridor. As I drew in pencil using lines only, I carefully checked the angles of the receding lines against the horizontal and vertical lines of the doorframe. I did this by eye – I established that my eye level was level with the door handle. I did not use a ruler or rub out any errors instead I added corrections onto my drawing.
Once completed I checked my drawing to establish whether my horizontal lines receded into a single vanishing point then I used a ruler to draw on and extend the receding lines to check whether they meet. Then again using the ruler I then checked the vertical lines against the single vanishing point. I was surprised that my lines and angles seemed to recede to the vanishing point. I tried the exercise again on a different doorway also at work this time from my office ( but this time I did my drawing standing) again I checked the perspective using a ruler and again my drawing seemed to be a perspective drawing ? I was surprised that the angles seem correct but also worried that I was doing the exercise wrong or using the wrong technique to measure the lines?- I definitely feel I may have done something wrong?
i found using a ruler interesting as I have never used one in this way before and really never use a ruler at all when sketching – but I found it a useful tool. I just hope that I have interpreted the exercise correctly ?