Linear Perspective

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Download E-book Linear Perspective                       

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This e-book on linear perspective is in easy to understand language and will show you the basic principles you will need to draw a building, street scene, how to figure out the positioning of doors / windows and fence posts etc using the principles of linear perspective.

* Linear perspective is a system used to create the illusion of space and distance on a flat surface. The main features are the horizon (a line running across the image) with a vanishing point(s) placed on the line. Because of the way our eyes see the world, all perpendicular lines defining the side of three-dimensional objects (called orthogonals) are converging towards the vanishing point. In addition, the further away an object is, the smaller it looks.

*The most common use of the principles of linear perspective for an artist that I can think of would be to help when an otherwise non-mathematical artist wishes to draw a little shed or house, and then they need to add windows and a fence. Or maybe a street scene. (or an interior scene). When drawing and painting figures and still life, an understanding of perspective is useful as well.


This online art class is available within the Compositional Module


or $5 as a single item 

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