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The Art of Perspective: The Ultimate Guide for Artists in Every Mediumby Phil Metzger
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Everything you need to know to put your drawings and paintings into perspective
If the concept of perspective makes you think of confusing angles, fancy measuring gadgets and complicated theories, get ready for a very pleasant surprise. In this comprehensive guide, Phil Metzger demystifies perspective, presenting it simply as a matter of mimicking the way we seelike the way a distant mountain appears blue, or a road seems to narrow in the distance. The Art of Perspective offers simple but powerful techniques for achieving a convincing illusion of depth and distance, whether it's a few inches in a still life or miles in a landscape.Start simple, with atmospheric perspective and intuitive techniques, and gradually progress to linear perspective and more complex challenges such as stairways, curves and reflections.Use the engaging, step-by-step demonstrations and exercises to try out each essential concept for yourself, making lessons clearer and more memorable.Learn theories that apply to all mediums, with specific advice for achieving effects using acrylic, oil, watercolor and pencil.Get the inside scoop on professional tricks and shortcuts that make perspective easier than ever Forget everything you think you know (or don't know) about perspective. This book builds an easy-to-follow, ground-up understanding of how to turn a flat painting or drawing surface into a living, breathing, dimensional scene that lures viewers in. No matter how you look at it, it's the ultimate guide to perspective for artists of every medium and skill level.
Book News Annotation:
Metzger (teacher and author on watercolor and perspective) presents this attractive instruction-through-illustration text teaching principles and exercises in perspective. Chapters fall under the category of either natural or linear perspective, and subjects include: atmospheric perspective; values and shadows; one- two- and three-point perspective; reflections; and special problems in linear perspective including dormers, tile floors, minaret, and reflections of reflections. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
7Appeals to artists of all mediums with specific tips and instruction for acrylic, oil, watercolor and graphite and others7From the bestselling author of Perspective Without Pain 7Covers a challenging subject by beginning with simple scenes and moves on to the more complex Many artists are intimidated by perspective. However, creating an illusion of depth in your work is actually far easier than color or design when explained correctly. With this book, readers will learn how to create perspective on a flat surface using a variety of mediums. Starting simple, the book covers the theory behind perspective and gradually introduces more and more challenging subjects. Before long readers will be taking on such complex scenes as stairways, curves, and non-rectangular objects.
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