I have been camping out of internet range and was unable to post. This is the blog I wrote for July 9, 2015
Remembering that my primary goal is to tell a story through image, my plan for today is to incorporate what I learned about perspective and proportion and construct a more convincing and less naive setting for my sketch.
So, here we are, a figure, a table, a camper and two trees, all gathered on a page.
I planned out a horizon, a vanishing point and proportions, and then when I actually began drawing got a little off. I somehow have a different scale for width than for length, so the table and camper appear less long than than they should. I like the way the camper turned out, the irregularities give it a living, smiling look. I did use the figure as a scale for height and placed the trees and camper up on the page in proportion to the figure. I got off from a consistent vanishing point which is most evident in the camper’s awning. I had to use the diameter of the trees behind the camper to convey how they recede in space because the camper obscures the tree trunks rising and the top edge of the paper ends below the tree line.
The summary of my learning for today is using all I plan to use is easily forgotten when I am in the flow of sketching. Planning is a different experience than sketching and learning to shift between the two will be important for me.