Drawing Three-Dimensional Pictures
Start your drawing by establishing your eye level and the vanishing point. Now work out the size, placement and proportion of the largest forms and then start carefully detailing the drawing. The largest forms must be established in their space before you can concern yourself with the smaller forms or the details.
The largest form or shape will have many smaller forms or shapes that make up the details. Each form must be in an accurate perspective. Remember all parallel lines meet at the vanishing points on the horizon if you were to draw them in.
Where your subjects are fruit or people the placement of each largest forms must eye to the area you direct in the illusion. Once your largest form is established you will want to add the rest of the forms. Keep in mind that each object and their detail will supported the idea. Every drawing is telling or leading you into a story.
Things to remember when drawing form.
- Leave enough space between forms when one is in front of the other. If you draw both objects through you will see if the first object leaves enough room for the second and so on.
- Learn to make ellipses by drawing them in a rectangle. They do not have pinched or flatten edges.
- Draw a form through constructing the mass before you start the shading or detailing.
- An interesting drawing with two or more forms has a great composition, it will lead your eye through the illusion into a three-dimensional space.
- To create a three-dimensional form show the light, a middle tone and a dark space.
- After establishing the largest shape make sure the horizon lines recede in depth. So the side closer is larger than the one further away.
- Make sure that your view of objects on the same plane have the same eye level or view point.
- When drawing an object pick the view that will make it most recognizable.
We have explored forms or shapes so we can create a three-dimensional drawing and a convincing illusion. You are telling a story of the object or subjects and how they relate in the space they occupy. Having an accurate perspective is essential in creating depth. Art is subject to the opinion of the viewer. The artist who is creating a realistic illusion will want the perspective to be correct and the arrangement of the subjects or objects to be believable.