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    Interior environment drawing and view points

    I'm having a little trouble with drawing interior environments. The problem is trying to achieve an interesting angle and view point, whilst also giving a good display of the environment itself.

    The smaller nature of rooms and such drastically limits the amount of freedom the view point has. I'm not sure what to do about it. I could go for a one point perspective, but that feels dull to the eye and not very exciting.

    An isometric view point would show the environment, but it wouldn't put the viewer in the world.

    Advice and such much appreciated. I'm finding it kind of hard in general to find good resources on environment drawing. I've looked at some architecture books and stuff, but a lot of it seems rather vague to me, as I have no education in the subject beyond what I can learn myself.

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    The shortest answer?

    Hit the library and check out lots of Masters (new and old)-- see what they were doing with interiors.

    Otherwise, go places with your sketchbook and draw.

    Rough sketches and thumbnails will generate a lotta information for you!

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    Good advice from Kamber - take your sketchbook to interior public places and go for it - just try to get the general perspectives correct - they don't have to be fully finished drawings - you're trying to get a feel for interesting angles within interior environments. Try to find places that aren't super busy and crowded with people and all kinds of stuff (Mcdonald's/Starbucks = bad). Instead try to get to larger public spaces like City Hall, airport, train station, etc. where you can really see and understand perspective.

    Also look for some interior perspective grid paper - you'll find it in various sizes and perspectives at architecture/engineering/drafting supply stores.

    Good luck!

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    Another tip:

    Google SketchUp could help you too

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