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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
  • 146 x 216 x 14mm | 295g
  • Mineola, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0486404730
  • 9780486404738
  • 7,710

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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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