Paint Spacing of Fence and Railroad Tracks-with Marge Kinney
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Paint Spacing of Fence and Railroad Tracks-with Marge Kinney

August 11, 2019

As you drive along you may notice that a fence
seems to disappear into the distance until there is just no fence left. That is called a vanishing point. And usually it is at the horizon line which
is right at the center point of your eyeball. The horizontal line there is the vanishing
point. So, you can see where the fence goes into
the distance. In this case you are looking at trees. The trees are the same size, but they get
smaller as they go into the distance. The final one here is the railroad track and
the rails appear to get closer as they go into the distance. So that is what we are going to learn. Alright the very first thing you need is the
first two lines, you have got to have the two lines to establish the distances between
the first two fences. The next thing you need, is to draw the line
from the vanishing point where your road is going to go, or where we want the fence to
end up. And that line has to be exact. Your lines have to start from the exact same
point. If they don’t you will have a wider top and
a narrower bottom, and you will wonder what happened. So make sure that this point is exact. Now, if the bottom of the first fence is here,
then you draw your second line from the vanishing point. Now measure between these two points up to
the vanishing point. Alright, now you are going to take your pen
and mark from the very corner of the first pole. Come down through the middle line. Wherever this ends up landing shows you where
your second pole is going to go. That pole ended up here so now you will draw
the next one here and then draw here so, I am going to show you how that works. I will take my pen, this line came down here
if I come right through the center of both it comes like this. Well now, how will I get the next line? I will turn this like this and put my T-square
here so that it is horizontal or parallel with this edge. I go like this
and that gets me where the next one is. Now I turn it back, now I go to this post. A T-square keeps it square with the edge so
that you know it is equal on both sides. So we would come here. OK, so these lines will continue to get smaller
and smaller as it goes on. We are going to try that one more time with
the railroad tracks. Did you notice we had to put the first track
down and the second track down and again if the vanishing point appeared to be here, we
need to have each side of the rail put down first and then we measure between these two
at the halfway point up to the exact point here. Make sure that it is just a little tiny point. Alright, now we come from the first two lines,
we take from this corner here through the center of this to the next to where it ends
up on this line. We draw a horizontal line here and then we
come from here over like this and that gives us this line the next one, and this, and we
will be perfectly even. So what do you think? Is that simple? You know I tried to figure it out for many
years and it is as simple as that. Hope you had fun. Try it yourself, you might like it…. Bye bye.


  • Reply Evaldas S February 9, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    My drawing teacher would've shot me, if she had seen me use a ruler :)!

  • Reply Missy Demure February 10, 2013 at 5:06 am

    Great lesson, Many thanks.

  • Reply MrStevie57 February 10, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    The cat wasnt interested.

  • Reply gorgana5 February 12, 2013 at 6:15 am

    Thanks for this lesson do you have to use a t ruler?

  • Reply Marge Kinney February 13, 2013 at 6:29 am

    Hi gorgan, It helps to keep the vertical fence post vertical. You are just trying to keep the fence post parallel to the edge of the canvas. MK

  • Reply Marge Kinney February 13, 2013 at 6:31 am

    Hi Mr.Stevie57, Can you believe Jake, the Lion King? He is so non-chalant. He really wanted to sit in front of the board and stick out his paw to me to pet him. That cat!!!
    So, do you think you can make a fence? MK

  • Reply Marge Kinney February 13, 2013 at 6:32 am

    Interesting. Really interesting. Can you do it freehand?

  • Reply Suz / May 3, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    Your cat wanted to be in the picture I think ! Great tutorial I have trouble with fences thank you Marge

  • Reply Marge Kinney May 4, 2013 at 4:53 am

    Yes, Jake really surprised me. I thought he would knock over the easel. By the way, I use a cookbook stand for the easel on this table. It is heavy and does not have a long leg sticking out the back side like some table easels. thanks for the comment Suzanne.

  • Reply Virginia Nickle March 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    thank you

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