How to Draw Perspective for Beginners - Sketching 3D Objects & Environments | Ethan Nguyen | Skillshare

How to Draw Perspective for Beginners - Sketching 3D Objects & Environments

Ethan Nguyen, Professional Artist and Instructor

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16 Lessons (3h 2m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:51
    • 2. What is Perspective?

      3:15
    • 3. Methods of Achieving Depth

      10:43
    • 4. Elements of Perspective

      10:53
    • 5. One Point Perspective

      11:17
    • 6. One Point Drawing Exercise

      17:27
    • 7. Two Point Perspective

      13:34
    • 8. Off Frame Vanishing Points

      8:08
    • 9. Two Point Drawing Exercise

      15:20
    • 10. Three Point Perspective

      8:08
    • 11. Three Point Drawing Exercise

      8:47
    • 12. Finding the Perspective Center

      4:45
    • 13. Cityscape Drawing Exercise

      46:11
    • 14. Dividing Space in One Point Perspective

      8:42
    • 15. Dividing Space in Two Point Perspective

      5:03
    • 16. Placing Objects in Space

      7:39
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About This Class

In this course on how to draw perspective for beginners, you're going to learn all the fundamentals things you'll need to know in order to get started with perspective drawing.

We'll begin by covering all the basic concepts. You'll learn about the horizon line, vanishing points, the picture plane, and various methods of achieving depths in a drawing.

Then we'll go though each of the three most common perspective schemes include one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective.

You'll not only learn how to draw each of the perspective types through easy to follow, step-by-step exercise… but we'll so go though diagrams that will explain exactly how these rules of perspective works.

All the concepts are explained in a straight forward and thorough manner that will allow you to gain a deep understanding of this subject.

Then we'll go through a detailed exercise where you'll learn how to draw a cityscape scene in three point perspective.

And finally, you'll learn a simple method for dividing space in both one and two point perspective. This will allow you to drawing all kinds of cool objects like environments and buildings.

This course was designed for the complete beginners who wants a pain free way to start started with perspective. By the end of this course, you'll learn things like:

  • How to use simple tricks like “overlap”, “object placement”, and “size variation” to create an illusion of depth in your drawings

  • What makes 1, 2, and 3 point perspective look different from each others

  • How to use off frame vanishing points to make your drawings look better

  • Step-by-step instructions on how to draw scenes in 1-point, 2-point, and 3-point perspective

  • And a whole lot more…

Material List For The Course

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Mechanical Pencil 

.5 mm Lead (for your pencil)

Strathmore 300 Series Bristol Paper (Smooth)

Pencil Set

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