The 20 Most Useful Perspective Tips I've Picked Up, Drawing Storyboards Professionally For 20+ Years | Steve Worthington | Skillshare

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The 20 Most Useful Perspective Tips I've Picked Up, Drawing Storyboards Professionally For 20+ Years

teacher avatar Steve Worthington, Storyboard artist/illustrator/sculptor

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Lessons in This Class

23 Lessons (1h 43m)
    • 1. Class Trailer

      1:57
    • 2. The Picture Plane

      2:14
    • 3. Eye Level, Tilt, & the Horizon Line

      2:48
    • 4. 1, 2, 3 and 4 Point Perspective

      3:07
    • 5. What Vanishing Points Do When Your Box Rotates Sideways

      4:22
    • 6. How Many Horizon Lines in One Drawing?

      5:42
    • 7. Our Box on a Slope

      3:06
    • 8. Buildings on a Slope

      2:19
    • 9. Stairs

      9:12
    • 10. Evenly Spacing Things

      1:55
    • 11. Hills 1

      8:12
    • 12. Hills 2 Looking Down (or up) the Road

      9:22
    • 13. Circles in Perspective: Ellipses and Cylinders

      2:23
    • 14. Center Lines (Importance of)

      4:31
    • 15. Reflections in Water, Mirrors, etc

      11:40
    • 16. Panoramas

      4:58
    • 17. Straight vs Curved Lines

      2:02
    • 18. Fields of View Explained: Wide, Normal and Long

      4:33
    • 19. Wide, Normal and Long in Practice

      4:39
    • 20. A Full 360 Panorama

      2:14
    • 21. A Curvilinear Perspective Grid

      3:28
    • 22. Mind Training Via Memory Drawing

      7:44
    • 23. Class Project and Thanks!

      0:33
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About This Class

For over 2 decades I've drawn thousands of storyboards, usually very quickly. But I've wasted plenty of time struggling with more drawings than I care to remember. So when a juicy, problem solving nugget crosses my path, I snatch it up and improve. 

This class gives you those priceless nuggets. Some I acquired by accident, some by just having to figure it out the hard way, some thanks to helpful colleagues and some by hunting through books or online.

Unlike me, you can have them -BOOM- just like that!

They can make you better and faster. I hate getting stuck in the weeds when I'm trying to tell a story.

Quickly composing endless frames in no time has become so much easier.

If you have a drawing tool, and a desire to improve you can just jump right in. The lessons are short and to the point. But there's a lot in there.

I start with the the most fundamental concepts, and continue from there. I wouldn't skip anything, but of course you can pick and choose if you like.

This is not a super detailed, brain frying perspective course. It's very hands on. It's just the really practical stuff you can start using now, without needing to get out your protractor and slide rule!

Having said that, if you  really want to fry your brain, perspective as a subject has plenty of rabbit holes you can go down!

Let's jump in...

Meet Your Teacher

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Steve Worthington

Storyboard artist/illustrator/sculptor

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Hi there, I'm a professional storyboard artist and illustrator. I spent 8 years in Los Angeles drawing shooting boards at hundreds of production companies (or hotel lobbies, people's kitchen tables, sound stages, on location in catering tents, you name it!).

Before that I worked in-house at a couple of ad agencies. One in London (UK), and one in Hong Kong. 

Now I work from home (mostly) in Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA). I still go in and sit with directors to thumbnail scenes for tv shows and movies which I then finish up at home.

Drawing shooting boards for commercial, film and tv directors has been my bread and butter for most of the time.

I also enjoy sculpting animals (I'm Critterville on Etsy) and animating. Traditional or digital.<... See full profile

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