Project 4 – Exercise 1: Quick sketches around the house

Quick sketches to spend not more than one hour, more a visual note taking to see interesting linear feature and lines that can emphasise illusion of space. With graphite and pencil in A4 sketchbook.

My standing view 


Stefan513503 - Project 4 -Exercise 1 - Quick sketches - standing

Stefan513503 – Project 4 -Exercise 1 – Quick sketches – standing


My sitting view


Stefan513503 - Project 4 -Exercise 1 - Quick sketches - sitting

Stefan513503 – Project 4 -Exercise 1 – Quick sketches – sitting

I was thinking how I could take the learning from my contextual research on interiors into these quick sketches in my home in Switzerland. My first intention was to get a through view best with three rooms. Than I noticed that my approach with a small viewfinder is not helpful here. In order to get a vast view I need to hold thee viewfinder extremely close to my eye – not comfortable. And this in combination with standing position so challenging.

I felt more comfortable with sitting and than I got rid of my viewfinder and measured directly with my pencil the size and distance – much better and felt more ‘natural’.

Selection of an appropriate sketch for the next exercise:

  • The largest visual depth by linear perspective rules has sketch #6 and #10 as three rooms and two doors are involved
  • Great visual depth as two rooms are involved do have sketches #1 as they do incorporate 2 and 3 rooms and min 2 doors.
  • A window with looking through perspective is depicted in sketches #2, #4, #7, and #9
  • One room view only is shown in sketches  #3, #5, #8, #11
  • Floor lines are shown in sketches  #1, #3, #8, #10
  • Sketches #1, #8, #10, and #11 do extend into the space of the viewer
  • I do eliminate sketches #4 and #6 as there is too much empty space (wall and this in the center)
  • I eliminate sketch #5 as it shows the least visual depth
  • I eliminate sketch #2  because of not so appealing composition
  • I eliminate sketch #7 of too much empty space to left and right
  • I eliminate sketch #3 because only one point perspective
  • I will take sketches #9 and # 11 aside for possible future work

=> Sketches left: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11

I tend towards #1 (perspectival depth) and #10 (three room viewing through).

I do like #8 (interesting shapes and lines) and will work on this but I think I will redue the sketches with more  visual depth i.e. to include the hallway with a look inside the bedroom.

Although I eliminated some sketches I do believe that some of them do contain interesting aspect for another painting that builds on empty space (see Toba Khedoori in my research point on interior)

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