Continuing the plane of the beach and sea on the right, and allowing for the curve of the shoreline and the hills, we now have the surrounding perspective to give basic form to our dory.
| 07 August 2014 10:46
Ann - I know lots of people who do Sudoku and crosswords to keep their brains nimble. What a waste of time when you could be carving this relief! To your question: 1) The inside of the boat cannot, at any point, be lower that the level of the sea around it. 2) Establish the line and run of the rear gunwhale, which will be a little above the background sea. Join this all around with the stern. 3) Think about the plane of the back seat. 4) With a little step down, the inside of the boat curves from below the rear gunwhale, up a little and under the front gunwhale, undercutting it at the bow. Don't forget to leave wood for the frame struts. 5) You need to make a junction when the back of the seat, and the seat proper, meet the inside of the boat - this gives perspective sense to the stern.
| 05 August 2014 13:48
Wow - I love this project! I guess it's been hard to show things from the back... How far towards the background does one bring the inner plane of the boat? The Elm wood is beautiful but its dark grain does make it challenging to see things as you're working.
| 21 February 2014 13:10
It is so obvious now why you took the background down in the beginning. Managing these multiple perspectives is quite a challenge, but your lessons on key points of reference are invaluable. Thanks. Thanks also for the tip on where two chisel movements meet in the middle, causing a grain tear. I have always struggled with that (and usually take too much wood off, going back and forth!).
| 20 February 2014 18:05
OMG - what a great lesson on perspective! This one I have to really study and absolutely do!! Thanks so much...