9780929261133

Perspective

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  • ISBN13:

    9780929261133

  • ISBN10:

    0929261135

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/1/1990
  • Publisher: Quarto Pub Group USA

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Summary

Whether you specialize in drawingueven cartooning and animationuor prefer media such as acrylic, oil, pastel, or watercolor, a good knowledge of perspective is invaluable. It is the foundation of all great paintings and drawings, no matter what medium.Perspectiveshows you everything you need to know to make objects look three dimensional. Practice the methods of measuring and dividing areas proportionately; then learn how we perceive depth and distance, and how to render it correctly on paper or canvas. You will learn the basics and beyond, covering concepts like foreshortening; cast shadows; reflections; and even one-, two-, and three-point perspective. And once you have a good grasp of the basics, itAEs easy to graduate to more complex and irregular forms. This comprehensive guide will show you how!

Author Biography

William F. Powell is an internationally recognized artist and one of America's foremost colorists. A native of Huntington, West Virginia, Bill studied at the Art Student's Career School in New York; Harrow Technical College in Harrow, England; and the Louvre Free School of Art in Paris, France. His experience as an art instructor includes oil, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil, and pastel-with subjects ranging from landscapes to portraits and wildlife. Additionally, Bill conducts painting workshops and produces instructional videos that employ unique methods of in-depth presentation and demonstration. Bill holds awards for his technical art, which has been used for major projects, such as space programs and environmental studies. He lives in Temecula, CA.

Table of Contents

Introduction 2(3)
Perspective...How Does It Work?
3(6)
Perspective Terms
Subject
5(1)
Picture Plane
5(1)
Viewing Point and Angle and Elevation of View
6(1)
Horizon Line
7(1)
Vanishing Point
8(1)
One-Point Perspective
9(8)
Drawing a Cube in One-Point Perspective
10(1)
Drawing the Inside
11(1)
Exercises to Practice
12(5)
Two-Point Perspective
17(15)
Drawing a Box in Two-Point Perspective
18(1)
Drawing the Inside
19(1)
Exercises to Practice
20(5)
Measurements
Methods of Measuring
25(1)
Proportions and Divisions
25(2)
Dividing Areas
27(3)
Finding the Peak and Pitch of a Roof
30(2)
Three-Point Perspective
32(2)
Drawing Ellipses
34(2)
Foreshortening
36(2)
Drawing People In Perspective
38(3)
Changing Elevations
40(1)
Casting Shadows In Perspective
41(5)
Finding the Length of a Cast Shadow
44(2)
Reflections In Perspective
46(2)
Changing Planes and Directions
48(2)
Perspective From A Plan Drawing
50(6)
Exercise to Practice
55(1)
Complex and Irregular Forms In Perspective
56(3)
Exercises to Practice
56(3)
Enhancing Depth By Shading and Texturing
59(5)
Light, Atmosphere, and Moisture
61(2)
Exercises to Practice
63(1)
Conclusion 64

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