PERSPECTIVE DRAWING

Robert Philip Gordon

Book Cover

PAPERBACK

ISBN:
9781563676109
Published:
FEB 08, 2008

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What's in the book

The Book

Perspective Drawing: A Designer’s Method balances the need for detail with the need for spontaneity by establishing a connection between constructed perspective and freehand sketching. The techniques illustrated and discussed in this text enable students to design a space as they are drawing it. One of the author’s students described the effectiveness of this approach as making it "one million times easier to draw freehand after learning these perspective techniques." After studying the methods for constructing linear perspective, students produce a number of freehand sketches. They test each one with an overlay grid to verify the location of horizon lines, vanishing points, and other key elements. With practice, they develop the ability to find these key points intuitively while sketching, so that they can draw freely and confidently.

Table of Contents

Contents
Mechanical Construction of 3-D Drawings
Getting Started Sketching
Constructing One-Point Perspectives
Constructing Two-Point Perspectives
Composition and Vantage Points
Framing the Composition
Low and Medium Vantage Points
High Vantage Points
Landscapes and Seascapes: Rendering Interiors and Exteriors in Natural Settings
Landscapes
Seascapes
Cityscapes: Sketching Urban Ensembles, Public Spaces, and Getaways
Cityscapes
Gateways
Applications for Freehand Perspective Sketching
Design Projects
Pinups



About The Authors

Robert Philip Gordon, Columbia College

Format:
Paperback
Page count:
350
Imprint:
Fairchild Books
Dimensions:
8.5 x 11 "
Illustrations:
colour illustrations