Before lunch we went outside for about an hour to practice measuring angles and distances. I chose to draw the Centre d'art.
After lunch we went behind the church to find a spot and draw the church itself. I used a view finder to draw a border on the page (9x12 schetchbook used for the dynamic drawing class). I also determined how much space there was between the building and the frame. I then took out the divider and started placing the vertical lines and determining the width of the building.
Somehow, my church did not fit on paper the same way it did when I looked through the viewfinder... hmmm...interesting ..... I finally clicked. I kept changing the position of the divider - sometimes it was vertical and sometimes horizontal. Ha!!! Once I figured that one out, the church fit better on the page.
It took a good two hours to come up with this:
I am in the middle of packing to move so time is becoming an issue. I hope to be able to draw at the Loyola campus before I move. It has a variety of architectural styles to choose from.