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Perspective Made Easy

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Publisher Comments:

Perspective, the author tells us, is easy; yet surprisingly few artists are aware of the simple rules that make it so. This easy-to-follow book—the first devoted entirely to clarifying the laws of perspective—remedies the situation. In it, the author uses over 250 simple line drawings to illustrate the concepts involved.

Beginning with clear, concise, immediately applicable discussions of the horizon, vanishing point, and the crucial relationship of eye level to perspective drawing, you'll learn how to place figures and objects in a drawing, depict interiors, create shade and shadows, and achieve all the other elements necessary for a successful perspective drawing. By repeatedly stressing important points, Mr. Norling teaches you to make them second-nature. Moreover, his approach is so simple and direct that no matter how little raw talent or experience you have, you will soon be able to apply these techniques almost instinctively.

Mastery of perspective is a basic skill every artist must have. This simple, nontechnical guide will enable you to master its essentials in a relatively short time. Clear and concise, this book is an essential addition to any artist's bookshelf.

Synopsis:

Perspective is easy; yet, surprisingly few artists know the simple rules that make it so. Remedy that situation with this simple, step-by-step book, the first devoted entirely to the topic. 256 illustrations.

Synopsis:

Perspective is easy; yet, surprisingly few artists know the simple rules that make it so. Now they can remedy that situation with this step-by-step book, the first devoted entirely to clarifying the laws of perspective. Using over 250 simple line drawings, the author leads the reader through every important concept. 256 illustrations.

Table of Contents

FOREWORD

STEP ONE

  The Horizon

  The Vanishing Point

  The Eye-Level

STEP TWO

  The Eye-Level and Its Relationship to Perspective Drawing

STEP THREE

  Parallel lines as We Seem Them

  Parallel Lines Related to One-Point Perspective

STEP FOUR

  The Three Sets of Parallels

  Locating the Point and the Eye-Level

STEP FIVE

  The Two Vanishing Points

  "The "Height" Lines"

STEP SIX

  Placing the Two Vanishing Points

  The Error of Close Spacing

STEP SEVEN

  Showing How the Vanishing Points Move in Relationship to One Another

STEP EIGHT

  Building Perspective with Bricks

STEP NINE

  Placing Figures and Objects in a Drawing

STEP TEN

  Center of Interest

  Changing the View

  Roofs in Perspective

STEP ELEVEN

  Interiors

  Placing of Furniture

STEP TWELVE

  Finding the Center

  Dividing Spaces into Halves

  Practical Applications

STEP THIRTEEN

  Cylinders in Perspective

  Drawing Ellipses

STEP FOURTEEN

  Practical Uses of Cylinders in Drawing

  Dividing the Circle

STEP FIFTEEN

  Dividing a Surface in Perspective

  Drawing a Checkerboard

STEP SIXTEEN

  Shade and Shadow

STEP SEVENTEEN

  Reflections

STEP EIGHTEEN

  Unusual Perspective

  Up-and-Down Points

  Examples

STEP NINETEEN

  Perspective Downhill

  Perspective Uphill

  The False Eye-Level

STEP TWENTY

  Mechanical Perspective

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486130002
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Subject:
main_subject
Author:
Norling, Ernest
Author:
Norling, Ernest R.
Subject:
all_subjects
Subject:
Techniques
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Art Instruction
Publication Date:
19990119
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.38 in 0.55 lb

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Perspective is easy; yet, surprisingly few artists know the simple rules that make it so. Remedy that situation with this simple, step-by-step book, the first devoted entirely to the topic. 256 illustrations.
"Synopsis" by , Perspective is easy; yet, surprisingly few artists know the simple rules that make it so. Now they can remedy that situation with this step-by-step book, the first devoted entirely to clarifying the laws of perspective. Using over 250 simple line drawings, the author leads the reader through every important concept. 256 illustrations.

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