Finally finishing Week 6 of The Art & Science of Drawing. Today is about foreshortening.

foreshortening
technique used to create the illusion that one part of the subject (or object) is much closer than the rest by drawing closer objects bigger and farther ones smaller

The assignment

  • prepare a banana with cross contour rings
  • if a banana isn't available, feel free to substitute a similar object
  • draw the banana a minimum of three times from three different positions
  • each drawing should be more foreshortened than the last
  • focus on overlaps, cross contour ellipses
  • use line quality to convey distance with atmospheric perspective

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The assignment
The assignment