Stephanie Bower

Stephanie Bower | Architectural Illustration: | Sketching Workshops: | Sketches: on Instagram at @stephanieabower & | Urban Sketchers Blog Correspondent | Signature member of the Northwest Watercolor Society

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Looking UP, Looking DOWN

Here is one of my favorite spreads in the book...I love both these sketches, by Luis Ruiz on the left and Seattle sketcher Steven Reddy on the right.  These sketches and diagrams talk about two variations on views, looking UP and looking DOWN, and what happens to the vanishing points in each.

Look UP--vanishing point for the vertical lines pops UP.
Look DOWN--vanishing point for the vertical lines pops DOWN.  

And finding the center helps you draw the tilting verticals more accurately.

I particularly love this piece by Steve, it is really one of my all-time-favorite sketches.  He takes something mundane that we all have walked by thousands of times and never noticed, and elevates it to the status of art by drawing our attention to its detail and shapes. So beautifully drawn and full of character.  Such a great sketch!

My thanks to both these artists for their inspiring contributions to this book!

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