There is a much easier way; drawing three-dimensional space so that it appears ‘real’ is almost simple if you tell yourself that the world is flat. You have to prove this first, so that your left brain will give up trying to ‘help’ you.
Everything is FLAT! This can be quite a revelation, especially when you apply the idea to perspective – lines can only tilt diagonally on your flat space, like the hands of a clock; they cannot go ‘into’ the surface of your paper at all.
Holding up your pencil at arms’ length and looking past it at the lines you want to ‘see’ – with one eye closed of course – works in the same way, but you have to remember not to point the pencil ‘into’ the surface; it has to remain flat in front of your eyes.
Do this with enough conviction (you don’t actually need to draw anything at all) and everyone will think you know exactly what you are doing. Result!
I am very excited about starting a new drawing group next month –
The Saturday Morning Drawing Club
Open to anyone wanting to practise and improve their drawing skills, you can come for one class at 20 euro or 85 euros for five sessions to be taken between April 5th and May 31st.
Every week we will explore a different approach to drawing and various materials.
It will be held in my studio in Manikata from 10 - 12.30.
CONTACT ME here if you are interested!!