HD01. Perspective

Why we’re doing this:
We are working on perspective.

Graphite on Drawing Paper pad: (18″ x 24″) at least 70lb, Acid-Free.  Ensure that it is properly spray sealed.

This will be a drawing involving a perspective environment you draw from life (similar to our exercise where we draw the hallways, except you cannot draw the hallway again). You must use our trip to the Asylum as inspiration in some way. DO NOT MAKE UP AN ENVIRONMENT.  It must be drawn from life. Be ready to explain the reasoning behind your choices.

First, you’ll Find a minimum of 7 research images related to your chosen perspective environment, print them in color, and adhere them in your sketchbook. These could be photos you took on the field trip, or photos you find on the internet.

Also, Find a minimum of 3 artists that work with something similar to your chosen perspective environment in some capacity, print images of their work in color, and put them in your sketchbook. For example, if you’re working with clock towers or ghosts, then you’ll want to find images of work by artists who are also working with clock towers or ghosts.


These 10 images will serve as your source material and inspirations for this project.  Remember that you will NOT be drawing directly from these research images. If you really like one of the images, you can re-create it with real-life objects (if possible). For example, if you see a cool image of a soldier, you could recreate that scene by drawing an action figure of a soldier. Otherwise, the images only serve to stir your imagination and bring new ideas to the front of your mind. Be ready to discuss your choices and how it relates to the assignment – you have to justify everything.

– In your sketchbook, do 10 thumbnails of possible compositions of your selected objects.

Sam Whatley Thumbnails

After presenting your research/brainstorming (people will give you feedback), you’ll do 3 MORE PAGES of Sketchbook:
– In your sketchbook, do full-page sketches of 3 of your strongest ideas from the thumbnails.
Sam Whatley Sketch1   Sam Whatley Sketch2   Sam Whatley Sketch3

– Present research and sketches to the class, and explain your ideas.

– Complete your drawing.