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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 139.7 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 317.51g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0486404730
  • 9780486404738
  • 9,484

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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.show more

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 Perspectiveshow more

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