Understanding the Picture Plane
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The biggee in today's exercise is understanding and using the picture plane. The picture plane will play a key role in the rest of these DRSB and it's a fascinating and fundamental step in learning to draw. So check it out. My apologies if some parts of it seem a little disjointed but overall I think you'll be very satisfied. Please make it a point to really build or purchase a "Picture Plane" over the next month. It's that important.

Listing the five skills of drawing:

1) the perception of edges - more emphasis  in this area today
2) the perception of spaces
3) angles, perspective, and proportion
4) light and shadow
5) the gestalt

Note: Due to the way the Flash Lessons are constructed and due to limitations within Flash technology itself, the links contained within the interactive lesson point to the online book (links of the "http://www...." type). All the same pages those links aimed at are within the book in front of you. 

For your convenience, the links contained within the Flash Lesson "Understanding the Picture Plane" are repeated in their order of appearance within the table below. (Specifically the right half of the table - just read the  headline for each column :-) Further, they're linked to the book as it sits on your computer - they won't open a browser and you don't need a web connection to open them. What a deal :-) 

If you want to see if any new additions have been made to the online page, go for it and click on the links within the Flash Lesson. If you want to access those pages rapidly, refer to this list: 

On-line, out there on the Web - where you can find updates (if any) - click on any of these and a web browser will open. Click on these links and you'll be whisked to these pages right 
within this book
Lesson 7 Lesson 7
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Other relevant, not so relevant (and possibly redundant) Archives 

But it's always worth reading them because you might catch a nuance that opens a whole new way of looking at or understanding a topic

0 September 2000

1) The Picture Plane
2) A fantastic little drawing aid
3) Making a permanent record of your "Vis-a-vis" marker drawing

16 March 2001
Gaining and producing greater  accuracy in your 
drawings: YCD responds to member Suzy Voye