This handy guide provides numerous insights and shortcuts to drawing and sketching effectively. Describing mandatory skills for beginning and advanced students, the text covers such subjects as diminution, foreshortening, convergence, shade and shadow, and other visual principles of perspective drawing.
Accompanying a concise and thoughtfully written text are more than 150 simply drawn illustrations that depict a sense of space and depth, demonstrate vanishing points and eye level, and explain such concepts as appearance versus reality; perspective distortion; determining heights, depths, and widths; and the use of circles, cylinders, and cones.
Artists, architects, designers, and engineers will find this book invaluable in creating works with convincing perspective.
This book is a classic. It doesn't make it any easier to understand or ingest, however. If you are thinking of buying this book, I hope that you have some sort of foundation in... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Kaycee Kendall
A classic. I taught my kids from this book and they really benefited. Clear, precise instruction that makes sense, not overwhelming. Highly recommend.Published 3 months ago by K.
I use this book all the time. It's the best reference I've ever found for all kinds of drawing issues. Very clearly written, well illustrated, and easy to understand.Published 3 months ago by K. Thomas
I find the book needlessly wordy, for example I find the author's use of the phrase "Horizontal Parallel Lines," unnecessary when it would be less confusing to just call... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Kristina Starling