A Workshop using Muscle Memory - Made with Paper by 53
I will be leading a workshop this coming Saturday April 5, 2014, with the subject being Perspective, Light, Shade and Shadow. We will be using our iPads and the app Paper by 53 to get down and dirty. I have found artists to be a bit intimidated by the concept of perspective. My simplified way of understanding it is shown in this image, I find this much easier to understand than discussing vanishing points et al. Although I learned about perspective in college using vanishing points, I found that relying on them did not translate well when trying to do sketching and drawing in ‘Plein Air’. Besides, I found it much easier to learn a simplified approach and method to perspective, and then practicing over and over again (muscle memory) to grasp the concept fully. It is more fun to construct something, than just listening to someone talk about it…Bazinga!
Posted are sketch images I created on my iPad. They have a spontaneous or 'garage band' feeling to them that is both powerful and captivating at the same time. Sort of the feeling of a great idea being born. Intermittently I will post some additional images not created on my iPad. Variety is good!
Check out my iPad Sketches web site: www.twoodmanipadsketches.com