This week we are looking at adding trees and characters (people) to bring scale and interest to an architectural painting. We do a couple of exercises and then begin. I select a photo of an old church yard. I attach some extra paper with masking tape and then with a ruler extend the rooflines to discover the two vanishing points:
I mark the vanishing points at the edge of the paper on the right and with a cross on the left, both of them on the eyeline (horizon).
Soon, using a ruler, I have accurately produced a believable outline with an 8B pencil. Now for some colour. I visit my dad to get some advice. His looks great. Of course.