Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
Horizon, vanishing point, shade and shadow, much more. 256 illus.
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.
Table of Contents
The Vanishing Point
The Eye-Level and Its Relationship to Perspective Drawing
Parallel lines as We Seem Them
Parallel Lines Related to One-Point Perspective
The Three Sets of Parallels
Locating the Point and the Eye-Level
The Two Vanishing Points
"The "Height" Lines"
Placing the Two Vanishing Points
The Error of Close Spacing
Showing How the Vanishing Points Move in Relationship to One Another
Building Perspective with Bricks
Placing Figures and Objects in a Drawing
Center of Interest
Changing the View
Roofs in Perspective
Placing of Furniture
Finding the Center
Dividing Spaces into Halves
Cylinders in Perspective
Practical Uses of Cylinders in Drawing
Dividing the Circle
Dividing a Surface in Perspective
Drawing a Checkerboard
Shade and Shadow
The False Eye-Level