How to choose and sketch an angle or perspective
With Ian Fennelly
Discover some of Ian Fennelly’s best sketching advice.
Choosing angles and perspectives when urban sketching is important. There are lots of external factors to consider especially when on location. Ian shares a few ways to choose angle and perspective when urban sketching.
Think about the story of the sketch
“I’m trying to tell a story and the story is what I see on location. I want that story to involve a lot of narrative, a lot of detail and a lot of content. So, I do carefully choose the composition.”
MOVE AROUND UNTIL YOU FIND YOUR 'SPOT'
“By shifting over slightly to the left or the right, it brings in a different perspective, it tells more of a story. It might just bring a tree into the picture or a lamp into the picture and all those things are really important because it makes the whole composition more visually stimulating and more interesting for you.”
be willing to comprimise
“Sometimes the composition chooses you on a practical level. You might have to compromise and shift yourself to be somewhere slightly more sensible. If you’re somewhere busy, you must get out of the way. There are lots of external factors that dictate the angle.”
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