I’ve had a lot of interest in my previous post about reverse perspective. I’ve promised a number of people that I’d try and post some more detailed instructions, so here they are:
Firstly a few basic facts about how I worked……
- I was working with classes of twelve year olds (of higher than average academic ability)
- All in all it took about three hour long lessons to complete
- A4 paper, 120-160g drawing paper (it needs to be thick enough to hold its shape once folded, but at the same time not so thick that accurate folding of the paper becomes a problem)
- Pencils, erasers, rulers
- Coloured pencils…..as always, the better the quality, the better the colours and results!
Click on the link below to download this file as a .pdf that is suitable for printing
I have included an A4 printout diagram here, I didn’t give my pupils anything that was printed out, I preferred to draw it all on the board at the front, step by step and explain as I went along.
The printable has all the lines that play a part in this assignment on it all at once, the PowerPoint that I have added shows a step by step series of photographs of the order that I carried out the various steps. Click on the link below for the PowerPoint.
I’ll be interested to hear how you get on if you give it a try. Incidentally, the illusionistic effect works better with:
- Strong colours in the drawing work
- When multiple ‘rooms’ are lined up together