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Helen Capewell
OCA Learning Log
Student Number: 522802
Degree: Illustration
Current Level: 2

Exercise: Visual Depth

Seeing what is in stall for the assignment, it makes sense to take a moment and familiarise yourself with perspective. In this exercise you are asked to produce three drawings depicting a room in your house using one-point, two-point and three-point perspective.

I'm never one to use real guides when drawing perspective, I always eyeball it. I remember working on the horizon line during school and thought it was cool for drawing a 3D space. I understand the necessity of using the guides, because when a drawing is trying to use perspective in the way that is obvious and it isn't completely right, it can be what makes the drawing be weak. However, I LOVE illustrators who kind of break the rules on perspective and find myself gravitating towards this style than trying to aim for accuracy.

Vewn for example, is the perfect illustrator who does perspective super well. A young illustrator with SO much skill in what she does I am in awe. Her perspective often has this incredible wide lens, warped style to it that feels to mix with a birds eye view. It's as if she creates a space with a message and appears to build it up in the best way that you can see that message hidden in all the details scattered in the space. For example, the general perspective is good, but some pieces of furniture will have a slight angle to it in order to show the top of it, like the kitchen work top like below. She also creates a very good sense of space, so if a character is walking down a long dark street alone, the space becomes exaggerated in the perspective so that sense of aloneness is emphasised. This balanced with the 2D style just makes for such interesting art. It's really clever to see how she builds imagery and narrative. And how well she can clutter a space that makes everything feel balanced.

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