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Drawing and Rendering for Theatre by Clare P. Rowe

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Chapter 1

The Benchmark Drawing

This chapter begins with an exercise designed to measure one’s existing drawing skills. Follow the instructions outlined in this chapter for setting up and completing the exercise, without reading ahead, so that your drawing is an accurate reflection of your current skills. The purpose of this exercise is to create a drawing that will be an assessment tool and a point of reference for later evaluation of your progress as you work through this book. After you have completed your benchmark drawing, this chapter will discuss typical behavior and results particular to the beginning, intermediate, and advanced student. As part of this discussion, procedures are outlined for analyzing one’s own drawing for specific ...

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