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).

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Looking south-east and south at the IWMN

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

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Looking north across the Canal at the back of the Lowry

and north-west at the BBC Blue Peter building

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