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Beginning Art  I's

Beginning Art I Drawing a Landscape In Perspective 

  • This piece will be done in Graphite (Pencil), Marker, Pen & Ink, Colored Pencil, and or whatever medium you have access to in your home. Do not copy any image off of the internet and try to repost as your own. 


  • Please take a photo of 1pt., 2pt., or 3pt. perspective in your residence, inside or outside and blow the image up so you break the borders of the page. Use the compass technique.


  • Create your horizon line and your 2pt’s—potentially 3pt’s. (which can be off of the page while you are working). 


  • You will have 3 sketches due for homework of April 7th (B Day) and 8th (A Day). Simply take 3 different photos or anything in perspective like,… trees receding in the distance, the corner of a building, a bunch of silverware in a pile, up close shots of a skyline (looking down on buildings, looking up at buildings in space and render them all using the system from the videos I have assigned. Each drawing should follow by drawing in Contour Line and following with Flat Shape. I will be giving and tutorial and demo during my classes to aid in any concerns or issues that arise. 


Landscape does not mean simply, looking from (right to left) or (left to right) or even (North to South) or (South to North). Landscape also does mean that it is strictly outside looking across a hillside or mountain range. A landscape can be anything from the angle of how you look down the neck of a guitar or even piano keys or the front of a car. Get below the subject matter and above the subject matter and take your photos. Example: 


Magnified Landscape of:      

This is based on Liner (1pt.) perspective, meaning 1 pt. is the focus of the recession of all lines


(2 pt.) perspective of:       


(3pt.) perspective of:       


                                                       birds eye                                       worms eye                                  worms eye                                   worms eye


If you do your final in 3pt perspective you will be awarded 5 extra credit points immediately.


With each of these videos. I want you to follow along copying move for move all aspects of understanding 1pt., 2pt., & 3pt. perspective. I want you to be precise and to take your time. Please hit pause/play/pause/play during the video in small increments to allow for any corrections you might need to make.


1pt. Perspective   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ICyLN6I2cY


2pt. Perspective   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_LbQviO1K4


3pt. Perspective   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwcldMKlzjg


The Sketch work and planning for your next piece will be due on in your hands to show me on these dates. Please do not wait and try to do the work last second. Based solely on effort you will receive either a 50 or 100 informal grade:

April 7th (B Day) students 

April 8th (A Day) students


I will be looking for everyone’s sketch work/planning on the zoom platform on those particular dates. This will allow me to give input so you may begin your final. Again, your final can be done with your choice of medium of which you have at your home (pencil, Pen & Ink, colored pencil, marker, etc…)


  • From the 3 sketches you do, you will choose 1 and begin your final. You will need to find the largest sheet of paper you can work with—doesn’t have to be white. 

  • If you have the ability please go to Hobby Lobby, Michaels, Walmart etc,…to find drawing paper about 14 X 17 in size. This is the size we will work the rest of the year.

  • If you cannot, locate the largest size paper you can find in your home. Be resourceful. Old cereal boxes work, Cardboard works, anything that will give you decent size.


Please focus on any and all aspects of the background first before you start on what would be considered the closest thing to you (your subject matter). 


Beginning Art I Class Times







Meeting ID---892-165-358


Password if needed ---359135

Understanding Perspective Beginning Art I’s

 Answer the following questions.  Highlight, Cut and Paste on a separate word document and then SHARE IT WITH ME on my Google Doc.  by Wednesday, April 1st.  12pm noon.


Watch this video. It is in 2 parts watch it carefully and answer the questions on the “in-home” quiz.





 Full Name-_____________________________Class____________

 Masters of Illusion Part I and II Questions

  1. What was the timeframe of the Renaissance?

 2. In what country did the Renaissance start?

 3. In what city did the Renaissance begin its beginnings?

 4. Filippo Brunelleschi was the pioneer of what?

 5. Giotto was the Father of ________________________________________________?

 6. Italian Painter Massaccio painted what was seen as the first true pictorial of linear perspective. The  painting was called___________________________________________ in 1427.

 7. Piero Della Francesca was a painter and mathematician. What was he know for?       _________________ 

 8. Paolo Uccello in 1440 did a drawing that looked as if it was done on a computer. What was that  object?__________________________________________.


 9. Albrect Durer was known for his _______________________ and ____________________.


 10. Leonardo DaVinci was known as a musician, scientist, painter, inventor, ________________, and _________________.


 11. DaVinci’s argument about optical vision was that light does what to eyes? ___________________


 12. DaVinci also reinforces the main concept we have studied in class: It’s not about the color of the  object you are observing it is the light that hits it. His terminology states:  Light falls on, and defines  form.  In your own words, what does this mean?


 13. Other Drawings and Illustrations during DaVinici’s time were done by focusing on:

_________________________________ and _______________________________.


 14. The Mona Lisa was painted by:___________________________________.


 15. Leonardo patented and piloted what was called “perspective of disappearance.” What does this mean? _____________________________________________________


 16. In your own words, what is stretched or anamorphic art? _____________________________


 17. Erhard Schoen was know for his _________________________________________?


 18. Holbien Younger painted a smeared image on the floor of one of his paintings. What was that  object? _________________________________________________

 19. What does the German word, Holbien mean?_______________________________________.


 20. Mantegna was known BEST for his painting of  who________________________________________ based on “Point of View” by putting the viewer  at his feet.


 21. During the High Renaissance the 2 main/key players were who? _____________________________ and __________________________________


 22. Both men were commissioned to paint in what major place?  Hint: It’s the home of the  Pope.________________________



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