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Perspective Masterclass | How to Draw Everything

teacher avatar Cal Ursu, Ex-Master Procrastinator

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6 Lessons (1h 17m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. The Basics of Perspective Drawing

    • 3. The Reference Image

    • 4. Part 1, The Vanishing Points

    • 5. Part 2, Build the Perspective

    • 6. Part 3, Make it Pretty

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Creating amazing sketches is not about talent. If you are able to use a pencil and a ruler, you're good to go. It's only about following a couple of steps and using some tips.

Hello, I’m Calin and today I’ll show you how to draw literally anything using perspective. In this course you will understand how perspective works, how to draw one yourself and how to make it pretty. So, stretch your fingers, grab a pencil and a cup of tea and let’s begin!

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1. Introduction: Creating amazing sketches is no accident, and it's not about talent. If you can use a pencil and a ruler, you're gets ago. It's more like following a few rules and a few tips along the way. Hi, I'm Calvin. And I'm going to show you how you can draw anything in perspective. You will learn how a perspective works, how to draw on yourself. And finally, you will learn how to make it pretty. So grab a cup of coffee or a tea, if that's your choice. Stretch your fingers and let's start. 2. The Basics of Perspective Drawing: Before we do anything, we must understand how it works. So let's jump to the iPad so I can show you how perspective works. We are in procreate on the iPad and I've added this picture. Take a look at your room, for example. I'm going to assume this is my room, although it's not as pretty as you can see. We see these, let me just change this brush. Okay? We see these lines or these form depth. This is what creates the perspective. And all these points converge somewhere. And this summer here is called a vanishing point. This is essentially how perspective works. There are a lot of lines that converge into the vanishing points. So all you have to do is just draw a square. And then let's establish a vanishing point, say here right in Mill. And then we just do these four lines that are going to be the walls. And then just draw a smaller square inside. And there you have it. This is your perspective. Let me just delete everything and here's a very basic blocks in perspective. This is the one-point perspective. And for the 2 perspective, or we have to do for this box here is just get our edge, put it on the eye level. Let me just draw this a little more straight now, okay? And then we have these two vanishing points in here, the left and the right one. And now all we have to do is create this box. This is everything you need to know in order to draw everything pretty much. So we're going to start off by drawing a full perspective using the reference image to make things a little easier. Let's, let's do it. 3. The Reference Image: This is the picture that we are going to reproduce and perspective. Before we start actually drawing it, Let's analyze this little soul. We know what are the next steps. Okay, so if you look at this image, you will see that it's part one-point perspective, part multiple points actually. So well, let's start off by covering very quickly what our vanishing points will be. Looking at this picture where ONE to spot very easily that we have this one-point perspective here. Like for instance, the walls and all of S. Okay? Secondly, we really want to have another vanishing point. With these walls. As you can see, these just shrink and they will go to appoint summer. And the upper side of the page. Next, we will have another vanishing point for the stairs. As you can see, they, it's about Here, let's see. And lastly, we are going to use two vanishing points for this piece right here. They're going to be like so. And then they're going to sit on this eye level here. These like about in these positions. I'm not very technical or very precise with the positions and everything at this stage. But in the next video we are going to start growing everything. And as a last step for this video, we're going to analyze the way this building looks like. So very, very briefly, let me just change the color, um, make it green. I'm just slightly figure. We have this frame here, the outline of a building. If we shave that the last floor off, we have this square. That's going to be divided in three. We can also divide this square root of 3 or vertically. And all we have to do at this point is divided the less floor also in three. These smaller squares will help us along the way. So stay tuned for the drawing. In the following videos. 4. Part 1, The Vanishing Points: Before I start drawing, I want to tell you what tools I use for this exercise. It's really simple. I have my A3 paper stacked on top of my drawing board, and then I use a t square in order to draw horizontal lines. And this set square in order to draw lines at whatever angle I need to. And of course, I'm using this technical pen. We're going to start off by drawing the base of our perspective. And this is going to be the edge that's closest to us. Are now measuring that edge using another piece of paper to have the measurements on. And I'm going to draw two vertical lines on which I'm going to add that measurement four times. Okay, 123. And we're done. Essentially, we should create four squares, but we are going to create only the last one since that's where we need. The reason why I'm doing this my way is to establish where the upper vanishing point is going to be. As you can see here, I'm drawing a square. Now in order to find where the middle of the square is sensory, going to use it as vanishing point straight in the middle of the image. I'm going to unite the corners of our square. And here's the middle of it. The venturing point is going to be a little higher than the middle of the square. Okay, well, we do here is we unite the vanishing point with our edge. And we have this really long triangle. Now what we have to do here is and establish where a square should be. In perspective, as you can see, this one is a little longer. So we're going to cut a little off of it. So it looks like a square and perspective. It's about here. And we have a square in perspective. As you remember. And I'm going to put the image here. The building was divided in three sections, horizontally and vertically enforce sanctions. So let's divide our edge in three. I'm going to check the measurements using my paper. You will have to be really precise. It just has to flow. And I'm going to go back to the vanishing point at this stage. By the way, I'm using. Now because we've divided it in three horizontally. Let's do this process vertically to this, it's about here and the square root is about here. And then the next square or rho squares, and the last one. I kind of overshot this thing. So I'm going down a little. These are the points that create the outline of the building. As you can see this first floor, we're going to assume it's about three meters. So the average person is about a little more than half of that, by the way, are going to use half of it since it's easier to establish the vanishing point. And this intersection, we are going to have our vanishing point for drawing the walls and everything. And here is the eye level. Now when we're drawing another horizontal line to establish where the floor is, consuming small square here. So I can actually draw the right. And doing the same thing for the left one. There's like so. 5. Part 2, Build the Perspective: At this point, all we have to do is to actually draw three wooden volumes on the upper levels. And then to color the perspective. Starting now with the box on the first level, you can see that it continues to the last level and the upper one is twice as wide. So we are going to eyeball this thing and then focus on the middle one. Before we go to the middle one, we have this ramp here. And since it's a slope, is going to have a different vanishing point, it's still going to be on the same horizontal, only a little higher. Hi. Now for the volume on the second floor, as you can see, since it is rotated, it is going to give us two different vanishing points. And it is going to have a different perspective. We're going to use our base edge as a measurement on both left and right side and then guide our cell and then guide ourselves using these two measurements in order to establish the vanishing points. The base of our perspective is done. The next step is adding details. Hello. Okay. Hi. Hi. Okay. Yes. And so forth. Okay. Hey, really, in the last slide, becoming a big issue. Hello. Hi. Awesome, so forth. Okay. So hi. It should be. All right. Okay. To me, I'm going to do Let's see. Good. Hi. Yes. Hi. Before excuses. Hello. It's cool. Okay. Okay. Hi. 12 or one. It was wonderful, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. The first solution that is deficient. Wow. Yes. 6. Part 3, Make it Pretty: Now it's time to make the perspective look pretty. I'm going to use all the downstrokes and the movement is mostly from the wrist. I'm going to start firstly with the darker values and then slowly add in details. Two. Hello. Hi, hello. Cheers. Hi. Hi. Hi. Yes. Yes. Success. Hello. In this lesson. So, good for you. Surprise. Hi. Hi. Hello. Okay. Okay. So hi. All right. So this is the finished sketch. You can go over some areas if you feel like it needs to go darker and a little more precise. And this concludes the first effective class. I hope you had fun and I'd love to see your progress down below. Thanks for watching and have a great day.