Originally posted by Grey Magic
reply to post by BeastMaster2012
Yeah but you already have an image of it in your mind, this guy not, and he even knows to use color and lighting, you try that to paint with color
[edit on 20-4-2010 by Grey Magic]
I understand that i already have an image, but just look at how the guy does it. They show him feeling a square and then drawing it. They show him
feeling the model of the building and he drew it. If he can easily draw a square, he can easily draw a building in perspective.
I can easily "imagine" being blind all my life and deciding to give drawing a shot. He was probably curious as to the idea of drawing and wanted to
experiment. Who knows, maybe he was taught or helped to learn how to draw. All it takes is practice and someone else to tell you how accurate your
When you can't see, you depend on your other senses obviously, and he is using his hands to "see" objects. I don't know why perspective is a hard
concept for a blind person to do.
Hope this helps:
Blind man's friend (BMF): Here is a square. It is a box with 6 sides to it, all equal length. Let me hand you this square so you can feel it. Can
you feel the flat surfaces? Can you feel the corners? There are 8 corners to this square. Also there 12 sides where the surfaces meet.
Blind Man (BM): Ahh yes, i can feel the flat surfaces, sides and corners.
BMF: Great. Now as you feel one of the surfaces, can you draw that square surface? Just draw one side of the surface. What you will do is draw a
line going up a certain amount of length, go to the right the same amount of length, go down the same amount of length and then go left the same
amount. If you draw this you will complete a simple square.
BM: Great i can do that. *DRAWS* ok done!
BMF: Great job! You did a great job, but the square is not complete. Your lines were not equal length, but that is okay. Try it again.
BM: Okay no problem, that was easy! *DRAWS*
BMF: Getting better! Your down stroke is a little shorter.
BM: *DRAWS* *DRAWS* *DRAWS*
BMF: Ok THERE YOU DID IT! You amazingly just drew an almost perfect square, and your blind!
BMF: Ok now i take the square again in your hands. I am holding the square too along with you. Right now, one of the sides of the box is facing
you. You can only see one surface of the box. Do you understand this? There are 5 other sides that you can not see, but if you rotated the box a
little to the left you would see another side appearing.
BM: Yes i can visualize this flat surface. When one side is facing me it is completely flat "looking" but if you turn the box to the left you can
see a side and another surface start to "appear" on the right side of the box.
BMF: Great you are getting it! Now do you think you can draw what the square would look like with it slightly turned to the left?
OK i hope you get my point. Perspective could easily be learned by a blind person. If you want me to continue this "lesson" and go into more of
the perspective lesson i could, but i am not going to write out all this if no one cares.