Creative Perspective Chapter 4


Hello Class! 聽Welcome to ONE POINT PERSPECTIVE!

To create a聽drawing from聽One Point Perspective you need to know a few basic things.聽One Point Perspective聽is also called聽Parallel Perspective聽because YOU are parallel to the objects that you will be drawing. Also, vertical lines are parallel and horizontal lines are parallel and the back edges of objects that recede in the distance are parallel to the front edges of those objects.


Below is your required reading of the week.





Hello Class-


As we spoke about in class last Thursday this聽week, you鈥檒l be taking your Midterm, and I will be grading your sketchbooks.

10/19 Midterm Exam:

Your Midterm consists of a Written and a Drawn Portion.聽 The Written Portion we reviewed for during class.聽 To prepare you should review all of the previous CLASS WORK, here on Openlab.

The Drawn Portion is one still life drawing, created in the same way as you have done in previous weeks of class, drawn to the best of your ability.

10/19 Midterm Sketchbook Review:

Be sure you have completed all previous weeks’ sketchbook prompts and feel free to include additional sketches.

10/26 Midterm Portfolio:

I鈥檓 you all giving one additional week to assemble the Mid Term Portfolio.聽 It may include any drawings from class, additional outside of class drawings, and and Homework Assignments. (*You may also include sketches from your sketchbook, but you鈥檇 need to scan them and print them nicely to include them prior to me collecting your sketchbooks for grading on Thursday. )

Include 5 -7 of your best drawings for review.聽 Go with quality over quantity.聽 Be sure the work looks neat – presentation counts! Be sure your work is presented in a portfolio of some kind, here is one option, go with something economic.聽 Be sure your name is on your portfolio.


Hello class-

This 鈥渜uiz鈥 is really a packet of work you are responsible to do in your sketchbooks by the next class. 聽You will not have to do your sketchbook pages this week. 聽If you are behind in your sketchbook鈥 NOW is a good time to catchup!

Read the whole packet. 聽Do Projects 1 A 鈥 1 F in your sketchbook. 聽Turn in your sketchbooks next week for review along with your SELF CRITIQUE page at the beginning of class.


CH 1 the drawing process

Self Critique Sheet

Very Boring Things


This week’s sketchbook theme is… Very Boring Things!

Consider the BORING everyday things you use in your life. 聽Brushes, Dental Floss, Toilet paper, Can Openers, Hair Gel, Spoons… All of the THINGS that you handle and use without thinking about them.

Pick at least 8 objects. 聽In your 4 sketchbook pages this week, draw them FIRST FROM MEMORY, then after the first drawing is completed, draw them from OBSERVATION.

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Welcome to Foundations Drawing!

Our goal in this course will be to give you the tools and confidence you need to draw accurately from life! 聽During the first few weeks of this course our aim will be to help you examine how you perceive the world and to develop our observational skills.


On this site you will have access to materials presented in class, your weekly assignment pages, and additional helpful resources. 聽Here you will also post your assignment images to share with your classmates. 聽Carefully read the directions in the UPLOADING INSTRUCTIONS POST聽on how to post to this site and to your ePortfolio.

— Happy Drawing!

How to Use My Sketchbook











YES鈥 I agree. This seems pretty obvious.

Any student who has studied drawing at all has probably been keeping a sketchbook for at least the past semester, if not for years. But please bear with me and read on. Regardless of the simplicity of the tool, there is a reason ALL serious artists keep a regular sketchbook practice, and there is infinite room here to learn, grow, and develop your craft.

Your sketchbook is the place in which you will really improve your drawing skills. 聽It will, by聽developing the habit of daily use, become a PRACTICE. No different than a daily meditation practice. And it should be thought about with similar rigor.

Throughout this semester, and hopefully moving forward you will keep a sketchbook that you will work in every day. 聽It will become a depository of ideas, a place to work on your concepts, and a place to draw both what you see in your daily life as well as what you see in your imagination.


Every week you are required to share pages from your sketchbook here. Be sure to Title your post! Include the Week and the Theme if you are given one, or make up your own title!

Sketchbook Requirements:

  • For this course students are required to keep an ongoing sketchbook which will be utilized a minimum of 2 hours, 30 min per page, for a total of at least 4 sketchbook pages per week.
  • Students can not to tear out pages and pages must be dated. 聽Students may of course draw MORE than the required number of pages. Sketchbooks will be reviewed weekly in Openlab.
  • In it students will include only life drawing, objects, still life, gesture drawings etc. and process work towards their assignments.
  • Class notes should also be included in this sketchbook.

Be sure to comment on each other’s sketches.


Please reply to this post acknowledging that you understand the requirements and purpose of the sketchbook. 聽Also please let us know in a couple of sentences about your sketchbook experience and what kind of things you like to sketch!