Perspective II Unit Plan

For full context, see the description of my Art Home School Curriculum.

Resources

How to Draw by Scott Robertson

I started this book 4 or 5 months ago but it was too advanced for me. I’m hoping that my Perspective I course prepared me well enough to take on the challenge.

Perspective Playlist at Moderndayjames

This will hopefully be review or covered in the Robertson book, but it should serve well to get me back into the perspective mindset since I’ve been drawing nothing but heads for the last 30 days.

Drawabox lesson 7

I’m continuing this lesson from Perspective I. I still have 10 pages of vehicles to draw to finish all the homework.

Linear Perspective Master Course at New Masters Academy

This course has 122 hours (!) of content. I’m guessing I won’t have time to get all the way through Scott Robertson’s book, but if I do I’ll probably check this out. You can get a 7 day free trial.

Challenges

I may tackle the 100 treasure chest challenge from drawabox. I don’t want to be in a situation where the challenge takes half of my drawing time every night, but if I’m light on ideas for exercises then I’ll probably take it up.

Inspiration

Osprey publishing has a series of books on Medieval life and warfare. There are several on fortresses that should prove inspirational for perspective drawing. I’m also currently reading The Talent Code by Daniel Coyle.

Exercises

In my first perspective course I spent more time learning about perspective than actually practicing it. I hope to do a lot more drawing in this course. That will require me to invent my own exercises since most perspective resources are more about conveying information than providing practice material. Here’s a list of possible exercises

Draw castles and medieval cities from imagination

I aim to do this for 45 minutes each weekday before work.

Draw every image in the Robertson book

Do master studies of images with a lot of perspective

I’ll aim to do this on the weekends.

Draw from the Osprey books

I can copy objects like swords, siege engines, castles, and huts from these books.

Still life

Set up some geometric objects at interesting angles and draw from life.

I would love to be able to sketch some buildings downtown, but the weather likely won’t permit that.

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