Perspective Made Easy
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Perspective Made Easy

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 139.7 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0486404730
  • 9780486404738
  • 2,830

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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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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
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