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  • Sketching, Perspective, and an Old House

    Sketching, Perspective, and an Old House

    Yes, I know this sketch is done in oil. But something similar could easily be done in pencil. And, in the case of this sketch, it’s the lessons that are important not the medium. Speaking of lessons: There are three things I think are important to take away from this video. (Although you certainly don’t have to. No pressure.) First, although this is a drawing of architecture and involves perspective, the artist isn’t obsessive about it. He sketches in simple […]

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  • Drawing — and Understanding — One- and Two-Point Perspective

    Drawing — and Understanding — One- and Two-Point Perspective

    Perspective (from Latin perspicere, to see through) in the graphic arts, such as drawing, is an approximate representation, on a flat surface (such as paper), of an image as it is seen by the eye. (Wikipedia)  Several posts ago, I showed a demonstration of drawing one-point perspective. Today, I’ve got a more advanced video on drawing one- and two-point perspective. This is a little longer than the earlier video (a bit over 9 minutes), but then two-point perspective is a […]

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  • Drawing with One-Point Perspective

    Drawing with One-Point Perspective

    If you want to learn to draw, it won’t be long before you need to learn about perspective. This short video will show you what you need to know to easily establish perspective in your drawings. As you can see, perspective isn’t as scary as a lot of people make it out to be. All you really need is some guide lines on the paper and some guidelines on how to use them to create the feeling of space in […]

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