Floor Creep

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In Fig. 1 (top) the vantage point of the artist was too close to the table. The result is that the entire scene can only be drawn if the artist looks in two directions: directly at the table and also down at the floor. This results in a ‘dizzy’ feel to the drawing. The solution is to move the vantage point further back (so that the scene can be viewed without the artist moving their head), or to change the format of the paper. Fig. 1 (bottom) shows the result of such a format change.

Fig. 1. Top: a drawing with strong floor creep. Bottom: the same drawing, cropped. This removes floor creep.

This item is specifically addressed in exercises: Perspective III: Framing an Architectural Interior and The Domestic Environment .