This week we are looking at Perspective Projection. Perspective Projection is the topic in board drawing which most closely resembles what the human eye sees when you look at an object. The way it achieves this affect is by making things that are further from the spectator look smaller through the use of vanishing points.
SYLLABUS LEARNING OUTCOMES
(Leaving Certificate Design and Communication Graphics Syllabus, 2006)
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
ORDINARY LEVEL AND HIGHER LEVEL
- Demonstrate a knowledge of Spectators, Picture Planes, Ground lines, Horizon Lines and Vanishing Points.
- Construct vanishing points and use height lines for horizontal lines.
- Complete one and two point Perspective Drawings of objects which include lines and curved surfaces.
- Construct and use Auxiliary Vanishing Points
PRACTICE TEXTBOOK QUESTIONS
- P99 Q5
- P108 Q1
PRACTICE EXAM QUESTIONS
- 2014 HL A-4
- 2012 HL A-4
- 2009 HL A-2
- 2015 HL B-3
- 2013 HL B-3
- 2010 HL B-1
Perspective Projection is one of my favourite topics because the finished drawings are some of the nicest looking in DCG. Best of luck with this week's questions and if you have any questions please leave them in the comments section below and I'll answer them as soon as I can.
Leaving Certificate Design and Communication Graphics Syllabus. (2006). Dublin: The Stationary Office.
Anderson, D. (2014). Graphics in Design and Communication: One Volume Edition. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan.