Techniques of Perspective Drawing

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Before we start to go through this project I want you understand that perspective is all around us and if you are going to learn perspective I must empathize you look around you and question what you see, look at what you see, take in what you see and think about what you know to be real.

The List of Lessons used in this Course will teach you:

LESSONS - Techniques of Perspective Drawing

The Guy At The Window.
Constructing Perspective Drawing.
Basic Rules of Vanishing Points.
Measurements From Ground Line.
Rectangle Box Above Horizon Line.
Now For Something Amazing!
Introduction – The Cone of Vision.
The Cone of Vision.

Learning the techniques of perspective drawing.

These Courses are written with the safe assumption that the student has had no previous experience with perspective. They are, however, geared for both beginners and advanced users in mind.

Our course offers step by step tutorial that will show you how you can learn to use this amazingly powerful drawing technique.

Once you know the concept of perspective you can create anything, you are only governed by the scope of what the brain knows and understand, so you are kept within a boundary of realism and a sense of practicality.

We use our eyes to see all around us. From our eyes the vision is translated to the brain, that great computer inside our head that works out everything and gives us the final result. If we have never seen that object before we ask, what is it? We then take the shape and depth and put it into our memory. Next time we see that object at whatever angle we are able to recognise it, even though we cannot see all sides, we instantly know what it is.

Questions and Exercises will follow at the end of each lesson.

And if it’s a large object we are able to work out the size, the dimension, even if we are a long way from the object. This is perspective that we all live, breath and see every day from birth, now it’s natural to us, so commonly part of our lives that we ignore the presence of perspective. Yet we pick up a pencil and start drawing what we ‘see’ without the knowledge of perspective. So, if you are going to draw an object, how can you draw without knowing perspective?

If you think about drawing a person, what position are they in, standing, sitting or laying down.

What position are you to the person? Are you standing, sitting or lying down with them. We often think of still life drawing as a bowl of fruit or a vase of flowers, again, where have you positioned yourself to the subject?

By introducing a sense of depth we create space and an extension of reality into our art, enhancing the audience’s participation with it. When things appear real, they become real to their senses to some degree. This pulls the audience in, letting them experience what may have only previously existed in your imagination.

As artists the most important thing to us is the audience and we need to let them understand what is real in your drawing.

Two-Point Perspective is used in about 90% of ordinary drawings.

One-point perspective should be used when only one plane of an object is of interest, and perspective is needed only to suggest depth. Three-point perspective is valuable when we want to suggest the effect of looking down from a great height, such as the top of a tall building. It is also useful for the exact opposite, looking up at such a building from the street level.

Three-point perspective is the only real perspective view.

“Simplicity is the ultimate form of sophistication.” Leonardo da Vinci

But what did “the technique of representing a three-dimensional image on a two-dimensional surface” have to do with anything? By introducing a sense of depth we create space and an extension of reality into our art, enhancing the audience’s participation with it. When things appear real, they become real to their senses to some degree, even if below their conscious awareness. This pulls the audience in, letting them experience what may have only previously existed in the artist’s imagination.

These are written with the safe assumption that the reader has had no previous experience with perspective. They are, however, geared for both beginners and advanced users in mind.
Step by step tutorial that will show you how you can learn to use this amazingly powerful drawing technique.
Simply put, the vanishing point is the point at which parallel lines appear to converge in the distance.

I am so adamant about what I know in perspective I want to show the world and get a better understanding of perspective to the masses in all walks of life including Photography. I need for you, the reader, to understand so you can ask yourself questions and try to find them yourself. If you belong to the  Technical Illustrators group of artists, have a vector program and wish to create perspective drawings, I will show you how to create your own grids and produce perspective drawings quickly and accurately.

If you are an artist I want you to have the knowledge to know if what you are drawing is right or wrong, if you do Landscape Gardening or Landscape Drawing, I want you to create great views that look correct, from any position you are standing. I want you to use your Cone of Vision!

I am not going to teach you how to draw or how to build, but simply to let you know that the finished article is being looked at by people who throughout their lives are looking at objects and drawings, many will not say anything about your creation because they are not sure.

Reality and appearance in perspective is so important to get it right. I will be showing you how to use Measuring Points on the Horizon Line to get an accurate measurement to your work and use that to your advantage.

Lessons

Lesson 1: Guy At The Window

Length: 90 minutesAuthor: TutorComplexity: Easy

The Guyat the Window

This is where we start having an understanding of Perspective. Image 1, which I have labelled ‘The Guy at the Window’. With this illustration we can begin to see how… Related

Lesson 2: Perspective Drawing

Length: 90 minutesAuthor: TutorComplexity: Easy

Perspective Drawing Starts Here

Let us start Constructing our Perspective Drawing. Image 2 is a 3D layout of the basic perspective construction showing the Vanishing Points (VP) located along the Horizon Line (HL) on… Related

Lesson 3: Rules of Vanishing Points

Length: 60 minutesAuthor: TutorComplexity: Easy

Perspective Architect

Understanding the Basic Rules of Vanishing Points Creating a Rectangular Box in Perspective using Vanishing Points. Here we will start to create perspective drawings starting with the most basic structure… Related

Lesson 4: Measurements

Length: 60 minutesAuthor: TutorComplexity: Standard

Measurements

All measurements are taken from the Ground Line, always! This Is Where The Fun Starts! *Please remember all measurements must be taken from the ground line where the Picture Plane… Related

Lesson 5: Rectangle Box

Length: 240 minutesAuthor: TutorComplexity: Standard

Coffee Cups

Both Vanishing Lines from the Station Point must be 90º (degrees) total. Let us remind ourselves of the last lesson, Lesson 4, using measuring points to create accurate measurements, before… Related

Lesson 6: Something Amazing!

Length: 90 minutesAuthor: TutorComplexity: Standard

Amazing, Measurement and Distance are Important! If you have completed image 9 then give yourself a pat-on-the-back, you are amazing. You have done very well if you are new to… Related

Lesson 7: Introduction – Cone of Vision

Length: 90 minutesAuthor: TutorComplexity: Easy

Skyscraper using 3 point perspective

Creating Small And Large Objects. Using the Cone of Vision measuring in perspective is of vast important especially in construction, engineering or any form of technical illustrations where accurate measurements… Related

Lesson 8: Cone of Vision

Length: 160 minutesAuthor: TutorComplexity: Standard

Cone of Vision

Remember when we started to do this Course I said there would be a TWIST. Well can you guest what it is yet? It has to do with the Cone… Related

  • Technical illustrations generally have to describe and explain the subjects to a non-technical audience.

    Therefore, the visual image should be accurate in terms of dimensions and proportions, and should provide “an overall impression of what an object is or does, to enhance the viewer’s interest and understanding”.

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  • Technical illustrations generally have to describe and explain the subjects to a non-technical audience.

    Therefore, the visual image should be accurate in terms of dimensions and proportions, and should provide “an overall impression of what an object is or does, to enhance the viewer’s interest and understanding”.

  • Linear perspective, a system of creating an illusion of depth on a flat surface.

    In linear perspective parallel lines that diminish into the distance appear to get closer together or converge.

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