P160 Exercise: Points of View

Choose any drawing materials that you wish to work with and select a view. … Try not to get involved in detail and work swiftly at recording foreground, middle and far distance. … Turn 90 degrees and repeat until you have four drawings that take in all 360 degrees of your viewpoint.

In fact I drew six drawings, adding a couple between the ones suggested.

The Manchester Ship Canal runs east-west. I was on the south bank immediately outside the Imperial War Museum North. I drew the view looking south-east, south (which show the IWMN), west, east (which show bridges across the Canal), north and north-west (across the Canal). Each took about ten minutes and was drawn with a 2B graphite pencil. They were drawn in an A3 sketchbook, but only using half of a page (i.e. A4).


Looking south-east and south at the IWMN



Looking east and west at the two bridges which cross the MSC


Looking north across the Canal at the back of the Lowry

and north-west at the BBC Blue Peter building


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I'm a printmaker based in the North West of England, living in Bolton and printing at Hot Bed Press in Salford. Please visit my website johnpindararts.weebly.com
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