Jessica Russo Scherr

Art Education

Direct Observation: Draw a cross hatched drawing of a desk, table or favorite area of your home* and its surrounding area using two point perspective. Your drawing must include a corner of the room done with appropriate two point perspective.

Use a black uniball pen or black gel pen on white paper.

Make the room appear dimly lit. I suggest to use one light on the desk being the only light source

Work no larger than A4!!

This will take several hours. Cross hatch can be very time consuming. Allow plenty of time for this assignment.


*The area must have some rectilinear furniture.


Advanced options: Add more furniture into the space at different angles with different vanishing points.

Cross Hatch Desk

Just about every example is from a former student of mine.  Many thanks to them for all of their time and dedication.

How to earn a good grade on your homework

Follow the criteria presented in class and on the website.

Homework  assignments will take between 1 and 3 hours to complete.

All homework should be completed in your journal unless specified otherwise (not printer paper).

Fill the A4 Page of your journal.

Include a background when applicable.

Shade using a full range of values using a drawing pencil unless specified otherwise.

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