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Constructive drawing : tools and methods for creating human figures in perspective

Mela, Mauri Matias;
Open Access
Published: 01 Jan 2022
Country: Finland

Understanding linear perspective is a fundamental skill when the goal is to create the illusion of depth on a flat surface. This requires a lot of analytical thinking, spatial awareness, and good hand-eye coordination. The learning process can feel very technical and distant from the concept of figurative art, and this is one of the main reasons students skip the fundamentals, only to come back later after realizing how important it is. This thesis goes through the basic principles of linear perspective which form the basis for the presented constructive drawing method. Learning to visualize the three-dimensional nature of objects is at the core of this method. The purpose of this thesis was to demonstrate the importance of understanding linear perspective as a part of the creative process when drawing human figures. The focus was to show how to constructively draw the fundamental framework of human figures rather than create detailed and fully rendered artwork. The findings indicated that the tools and methods presented in this thesis can help to create an efficient and progressive learning process. Students and professionals involved with representational drawing can use this thesis as a guideline for the study of drawing human figures in perspective.


Interactive media, fi=Media-ala|sv=Mediebranschen|en=Media|, drawing (artistic creation), perspective, drawing (art form), anatomy, fine arts, visualisation, Bachelor's degree in Media and Arts

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