Perspective Made Easy

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Courier Corporation, 1999 - Art - 203 pages
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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.

  

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Contents

THE HORIZON THE VANISHING POINT THE EYELEVEL
1
THE EYELEVEL AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO PERSPECTIVE DRAWING
11
PARALLEL LINES AS WE SEE THEM PARALLEL LINES RELATED TO ONEPOINT PERSPECTIVE
21
THE THREE SETS OF PARALLELS LOCATING THE POINT AND THE EYELEVEL
31
THE TWO VANISHING POINTS THE HEIGHT LINES
39
PLACING THE TWO VANISHING POINTS THE ERROR OF CLOSE SPACING
47
SHOWING HOW THE VANISHING POINTS MOVE IN RELATIONSHIP TO ONE ANOTHER
57
BUILDING PERSPECTIVE WITH BRICKS
67
FINDING THE CENTER DIVIDING SPACES INTO HALVES PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS
105
CYLINDERS IN PERSPECTIVE DRAWING ELLIPSES
117
PRACTICAL USES OF CYLINDERS IN DRAWING DIVIDING THE CIRCLE
131
DIVIDING A SURFACE IN PERSPECTIVE DRAWING A CHECKERBOARD
143
SHADE AND SHADOWS
155
REFLECTIONS
167
UNUSUAL PERSPECTIVE UPANDDOWN POINTS EXAMPLES
175
PERSPECTIVE DOWNHILL PERSPECTIVE UPHILL THE FALSE EYELEVEL
183

PLACING FIGURES AND OBJECTS IN A DRAWING
79
CENTER OF INTEREST CHANGING THE VIEW ROOFS IN PERSPECTIVE
89
INTERIORS PLACING OF FURNITURE
97
MECHANICAL PERSPECTIVE
191
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