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    Peter's sketches while in New Orleans

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    Your sketches put a smile on my face. I really enjoyed seeing how you structure your drawings with the perspective lines and that you can see many different stages in the process in a few of them. They all got a lovely mood.

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    Wow. You're use of perspective is very inspirational. Amazing job! I need to subscribe to this thread, looking forward to more
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    Wow! I love your building sketches.

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    Oh wow… this is really nice. The architectural sketches are fantastic - "view from a cafe window" is my favourite.

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    These are so beautiful and such a pleasure to look at. I love all your architecture sketches and the one with the band. This makes me wish I'd practice my perspective more often. Please keep posting!
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    I would like to thank everyone for the comments; I am noticing quite a few of you commenting on my use of perspective, and I'm glad to see that it is bringing in such a positive response. I have to say that this type of work is something that I enjoy doing and is one of my stronger areas. (One of my art directors once commented that my mind was like a 3D engine with a slower render rate)

    However, keep in mind that while it is an important skill to have, perspective is not really that difficult. It's just geometry with a bunch of rules built in that get more complex as you add vanishing points and progress form 1 point perspective to 3 point. (Or more, if you choose to go curvilinear with it...)

    The fact that this is the focus of most of the comments tells me that I need to start working on other skill sets more.

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    Saying you need to focus on other stuff more is fair-- from what I can see, your figure drawings look pretty nice, if not as mind blowing as some of the stuff on site. A lot of people dump a ton of time into it though, and the majority of this sketchbook seems to be focused on buildings and so on, so it makes sense that's where the feedback is oriented. Your perspective is amazing, but I have to say I'm just as much captivated by how well your undersketches (markers, yeah?) compliment your lines. Or if that's toning added after the fact, it does a heck of a nice job.

    Are there any particular resources you would recommend for studying architecture, or perhaps applying perspective to your work? Or is it just a whole lot of "look and draw it" on top of the foundations? I think all of the concepts behind perspective are fairly straightforward, but I've found they can be tedious to actually work with, and I still trip over things even in the process of setting up my lines and so on. This is all seriously gorgeous though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zen-Fehr View Post
    Saying you need to focus on other stuff more is fair-- from what I can see, your figure drawings look pretty nice, if not as mind blowing as some of the stuff on site.
    Well, part of the reason I came back here after being away for a while is recognizing that after some success in the past my art career has kind of hit a rough patch and could use a bit of jump-starting. People come here to learn, and even those of us who have been working for a while still need to keep learning and getting better. When I was still in college I was doing a ton of figure drawing so I'm no stranger to it. I guess the main thing that I'm thinking is that I don't want to be a one-trick pony so I need to diversify.

    Also, I need to start working on making some finished pieces.

    A lot of people dump a ton of time into it though, and the majority of this sketchbook seems to be focused on buildings and so on, so it makes sense that's where the feedback is oriented. Your perspective is amazing, but I have to say I'm just as much captivated by how well your undersketches (markers, yeah?) compliment your lines. Or if that's toning added after the fact, it does a heck of a nice job.
    Yes, those are markers. I usually use a light cool gray (30% or so) to sketch out the basic shapes, the same light gray as well as a mid gray (40-60%) and dark gray (70-80%) to block in the lights and darks, and then use a fine-point sharpie pen to get a few details.

    Are there any particular resources you would recommend for studying architecture, or perhaps applying perspective to your work? Or is it just a whole lot of "look and draw it" on top of the foundations? I think all of the concepts behind perspective are fairly straightforward, but I've found they can be tedious to actually work with, and I still trip over things even in the process of setting up my lines and so on. This is all seriously gorgeous though.
    Most of what I learned about perspective I got from some awesome instructors at a school that will basically drill perspective into your mind so deep that you will see 3D perspective lines in your dreams. Not kidding; I still have dreams where the world around me is drawn through to vanishing points but could be moved through like 3D space in a video game.

    However, there was a textbook that we used, let me find a link for you. Aha, found it. I don't think I used the textbook that much, but that's partially because the teachers were good enough that I never felt I needed it.

    Anyway, though, its not just one way or the other: you have to learn the rules, but you also have to apply them, which means getting out and drawing things that you see.


    As a side note, I just noticed your handle on here. Is "Fehr" your last name, and if so, do you know if you have an ancestor named "Friedrich" from Karlsruhe, Germany? Off the top of my head I believe the Friedrich Fehr I'm thinking of would have been born in the 1860's and died somewhere in the 1920's
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