Yesterday the class began with a series of drawings addressing the proportions of a wine bottle. The objective was to accurately render the proportions by identifying the ideal solids within the structure of the form. Before moving onto more complex forms, the class made a drawing of two bottles. One was centered while the other was cropped. The objective here was to emphasize the negative space, in particular, the space between the bottles.
The next couple of drawings illustrate the identification of the ideal solids within the forms. The purpose is twofold. First, building the structure will create a more three-dimensional form and aid in placement of the values. Second, simplifying the forms into root shapes and the ideal solids will speed up the sketching process by keeping the drawing flexible rather than trying to be too precise too soon.
Savannah's drawing illustrates the angles and planes of rectilinear forms. As with curves, when rendering angles, it helps to compare the angle to straight base lines and axis lines. In addition, you may use a straight edge or pencil to visually line up and compare the angle on the still life transferring it to your drawing paper.