Online Class

Essential Linear Perspective Techniques

$39.99

Simplify linear perspective! Confidently create drawings with lifelike form, accurate proportion and convincing depth.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a guide to perspective tools, glossary and reference images
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers from fellow classmates in our virtual classroom
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction to Pictorial Structures
14:33
Meet your instructor, artist and art instructor Patrick Connors, as he explains how to create the illusion of space, no matter what your desired subject matter is. Then, discover the five pictorial structures you'll master in this class before you sketch along with Patrick as he takes you through blocking out a still life scene.
2. Picture Plane Drawing
16:54
3. Eye Level Line & Perspective
13:31
4. Projecting the Plane in Perspective
20:19
5. Vanishing & Measure Points
23:06
6. Points of Perspective
30:24
7. Circles in Perspective
26:36

Taught by

Patrick Connors
Patrick Connors
Patrick Connors is an award-winning easel painter and a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. His drawings and paintings are exhibited across the country, as well as internationally in both private and public collections. Patrick has taught linear perspective at the Graduate School of the New York Academy of Art, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art: Manhattan and Rome Programs.

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