Perspective Drawing and Projective Geometry Worksheet
This worksheet goes along with the
web Readings and Activities on Perspective Drawing and Projective Geometry.
- Place an x on the vanishing point in the picture below
and draw a few of the lines converging at the vanishing point
that are parallel in the real world
represented by this picture.
Given a point (x,y,z) of a real-life object with z > 0,
write out the mathematical formulas for the
perspective drawing coordinates
of x' and y'.
- Write out the corresponding Excel formulas for x' and y'.
- When you viewed the
large drawing of the cube from the optimal viewing place and distance
(by following the directions),
were you able to see the distortion disappear?
- How can the method
that we used to determine the optimal viewing distance of the box
be adapted to determine the optimal viewing distance of the
Interior of Antwerp Cathedral painting?
Use detailed descriptions that refer to
specific aspects of this painting.
- Extra Credit Due by Reading Day
Find a real-life painting that was done in
one-point perspective and adapt the method to find the viewing distance
of this painting. Write up a report on how you did this, giving specific
details, and also on what you saw when you used the proper viewing
distance for your painting.