I promised to return with more perspective today….and I have it in spades! I started down one road and ended up in a different place; you can thank three friends who saw what I was working on and their eyes bugged out. “Is that going to be a CLASS?” So ….yes, there’s a new class too! Let’s get down to it, shall we?


Tutorial: Perspective – Spooky Buildings

Today’s video is a little long – and has a first half, the spooky barn that’s wash-and-ink style, then a second half with a massive (18 hour!) drawing! Don’t worry I didn’t make it 18 hours, but…yeah. You’ll hear how both projects play into the new class, and there’s a link to it later in this blog post too.

Watch the video below and scroll to the end to leave comments or questions — or click HERE to watch it on YouTube and leave comments over there. I read both dutifully!

Drawing a spooky barn

This is a “simpler” complex building  – I wanted to show how the perspective works on a building that isn’t just a “block.”

In the new class we go through this spooky barn project a little slower and more indepth, though I think you could certainly give this project a try from the public video 🙂

Drawing a spooky complex “mansion”

I’m not 100% positive this didn’t escape being a home for ghosties and stray into being a village…but it was where it started, so I went with it! 

The new class has footage of how I made the pencil drawing first, since there was no room for it on YT – and then more on the inking. Including over an hour of the realtime inking!

Spooky Mansions Wash & Ink class

This Spooky Mansion class is a little different than some others; I almost included just the one project in the image below, but then decided to include the extended teaching about the barn, then for the last lesson the crazy huge drawing and some more thoughts on approaching perspective. I really hope to make it something that doesn’t melt people’s brains – it’s empowering once you get your feet under you! 


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  1. Sabine

    WOW. Sorry, I don’t check the secret of drawing in perspective a house, car …anything. But yours are wonderful. Thank you to show us so much know how. ♥

  2. Gab

    These are so cool!

  3. Gmi

    Sandy, You are a wonderful Artist and teacher. The Spooky House is awesome–thank you! I am not that talented but it was great seeing the beginning to the end results.


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