jake thompson

Wednesday, 2 November 2011


Egon Schiele is one of my favourite artists, and it was really interesting to see some of his sketchbook work this week when we were studying perspective, because you never really notice it. I guess the whole point of perspective is that it is subconscious , but it makes a big difference to a drawing.

Perspective makes this sketch of a man looking over his shoulder much more convincing, as the face is in proportion and, as the eyes determine the horizon line, they're looking in the right direction and it makes the whole drawing more cohesive.
Similarly here, Schiele's use of perspective and proportion shows the angle of the faces and contributes to the expression, making the whole image more accurate.

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