Below are 10 simple reasons on Why Painting Reproduction Helps to Improve Learning.
It is a proven method in history, basic learning by reproducing paintings.
There are nothing to lose, yet more to gain. Even if the result is not pleasing to your eyes, you would have already aware of the basic shape, lines, colors and tone exist in the paintings.
Choose a painting you love to copy, and you don’t have to paint one single day in your life. Do u agree?
Do you know that there are great artists who love to share their work and allow reproduction for learning? Naming a few great artists, post-impressionist, Van Gogh, and photo realist painter Chuck Bell.
Challenges your thought to explore how Old Masters managed to achieve excellent paintings, with limited choice of material and colors in the early centuries.
Beside understanding paintings by simply viewing and appreciating, you are also having hands-on practice for painting every elements meticulously. Technically speaking, it improves your art appreciation and widen your knowledge.
Analyzing paintings you like, helps to improve your understanding easier. Study and take note of the key area in shapes, color, lines and design. And how the paintings are being organized, related and structured.
Overall experience can be more cost effective for learning composition, by just using pencil on paper. Practically for beginners, it is also easier to fulfill self-satisfaction. Makes you go another mile without sweat.
As you copy Diamond Art, you will also discover new things to study from great artist of the past.
It isolate the learning process of learning creativity from composition, thus, keeping your attention focus and achieving learning more effective.
Perspective as an Element of Composition in Paintings
In the beginning stage of practicing oil paintings and drawings, composition is built up of various levels of structure: perspective, tone, colors and pattern. These are the key elements of composition, with linear perspective as one of the simplest techniques every artists have to know.
Learning “linear perspective” enable you to create depth and distant on a flat surface. By looking at any buildings out from your windows, you will notice object starts to appear smaller and parallel lines look as if they are converging. Visually, this effect reproduces on flat surfaces, such as your sketch book paper. When imaginary lines in the same direction, if extended, meet at a common point on the horizon, it form a vanishing point. Some abbreviate it as V.P.
Perspective is regarded as the key to drawing with great accuracy and quality. It is a tool to establish the scale of objects at different places in space. In general, different viewpoint, has different perspective and vanish point.
Based on the drawing from “The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci”, it show how a box would appear between the eye and the subject if it was traced on a flat screen. Using the rules of perspective means that you can draw without the need for tracing: the picture plane – the flat surface of the paper – replaces the window.
Leonardo da Vinci on Perspective
Look at a box face-on. With one-point perspective, the horizontal lines at the front remain parallel, but the lines of the top coverage at the vanishing point on the horizontal line.
Perspective Vanishing Point VP1
If you look at the box from a corner angle. You will see two sides. With two-point perspective, the parallel lines of each face and the top of the box converge at two vanishing points on each side.
Perspective Vanishing Point VP2
Look at a tall box from above. With three-point perspective, the parallel lines of the sides will appear to get closer together towards the base. This means you will have a third vanish point (great for dramatic skyscapes.)