We believe that all our students should be confident image makers. That could be illustrators producing convincing, complex artwork or graphic designers producing a quick, plausable sketch for a sheet of packaging visuals.
Underpinning any ability to draw has to be a thorough understanding of what the artist/designer is actually seeing.
Perspective, in particular, helps explain what we see in that wonderfully complicated three dimensional world that surrounds us...
Here's a quick overview of some of the work produced by both Illustration and Graphic Design Students...
In the timber yard (some lovely 2X2 and 4X2 and 6X2 and...)
Here's a K6 (Designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott).
That's a red phone (or fern if you're from Hull) box to you and me.
A city scene in two-point perspective.
Just checking perspective works in the real world (and yes, it does).
Most everything can be better understood (and drawn) when you have a knowledge of perspective.
A towering bookcase (thanks to three-point perspective).
A dramatic, low viewpoint in one-point.
A lovely 'Hansel and Gretel' chalet.
Rubik's cubes give a wonderful excuse for multi-vanishing point perspective.
Finally, here are some pieces from illustration students. They were asked to create a scene that not only used perspective but that also used light to create mood and atmosphere.