Perspective, the author tells us, is easy; yet surprisingly few artists are aware of the simple rules that make it so. This easy-to-follow book—the first devoted entirely to clarifying the laws of perspective—remedies the situation. In it, the author uses over 250 simple line drawings to illustrate the concepts involved.
Beginning with clear, concise, immediately applicable discussions of the horizon, vanishing point, and the crucial relationship of eye level to perspective drawing, you'll learn how to place figures and objects in a drawing, depict interiors, create shade and shadows, and achieve all the other elements necessary for a successful perspective drawing. By repeatedly stressing important points, Mr. Norling teaches you to make them second-nature. Moreover, his approach is so simple and direct that no matter how little raw talent or experience you have, you will soon be able to apply these techniques almost instinctively.
Mastery of perspective is a basic skill every artist must have. This simple, nontechnical guide will enable you to master its essentials in a relatively short time. Clear and concise, this book is an essential addition to any artist's bookshelf.
This contains most of what I already know, but for someone whose learning its decent. It isn't always good, but I think it does the job decently.Published 2 months ago by nick jaggan
This is for a gift so I cannot accurately rate it but I think it is ok.Published 4 months ago by CharlieGoodDog
I really enjoyed the book as it was a very easy read with some hands-on practices. It is specially good to read on kindle (mine was on iPad) as you can hand draw concepts as you... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Zaman Forootan
I was really looking for a mathematical formula for finding the second vanishing point, and did not find it in this book, but I gave it 5 stars anyway, because it is very nicely... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Anne
this book was written in the late thirties but for an artist or aspiring artist is absolutely invaluable. Read morePublished 11 months ago by camellia lover
Loved the simple way to explain perspective.
Was really useful to understand well other books I have on the subject
Work your way thru this book doing each page and you will improve as a artist.. Lots of helpful examples and explanations...it's a discipline we all needPublished 16 months ago by judi hopewell
I own other good books on perspective, but this one is really the more enjoyable. A very easy introduction, yet you got all you need to know. Read morePublished 21 months ago by cptHaddock
This is a great book for people who really want to learn how to draw. Would recommend to art students, super easy to understand. Read morePublished 23 months ago by J.G