Learn how to draw linear perspective with easy-to-follow instruction from professional artist and instructor Patrick Connors. Apply composition essentials as you create a picture plane drawing. Convey the angle at which your subject is viewed with savvy use of the eye level line. Quickly and confidently place forms in your drawings with a gridded plane. Hone in on exactly what you want to portray with the cone of vision. Delve into one-point perspective, and use vanishing and measure points to draw a cube. Draw in two-point perspective as you render a cube from any angle, and add a roof to build your understanding of three-point perspective. Progress to curved lines as you work through illuminating exercises for drawing circular objects in one-, two- and three-point perspective. Use linear perspective to confidently capture lifelike form and depth in your drawings.
A seasoned instructor of linear perspective, Connors shares a brief overview of the significance and history of perspective in art, then leads you through a series of drawing exercises designed to strengthen your perceptual skills and explore compositional strategies. You'll see how these strategies have been employed by other artists and learn how to make your own compositional tools. Using a model landscape, you'll refine your ability to visualize a scene then explore atmospheric perspective by building up a sketch with tonal masses.