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Basic Perspective Drawing, Fifth Edition gives artists, illustrators, designers, and architects an accessible visual guide for developing a firm and thorough grasp of the important principles and techniques for perspective drawing. Logically moving from simple concepts to specific tools and methods, the book provides accessible step-by-step illustrations on how to construct perspective views with graphic examples covering every key part of the process.
With the same attractive, easy-to-follow style that made previous editions so popular, this Fifth Edition adds new chapters on freehand sketching and rapid visualization, additional step-by-step examples, and new material demonstrating three-point views and methods of setting figures into perspective spaces. Basic Perspective Drawing, Fifth Edition is an invaluable learning tool that can be drawn in, written in, and highlighted to ensure effective understanding of the practices, concepts, and processes of perspective drawing.
Chapter 1 Overview.
Chapter 2 Rendering Perspective Views from Obscured Reality.
Chapter 3 Plans, Elevations, and Paraline Projections.
Chapter 4 Constructing Perspective Views.
Chapter 5 Geometric Tools: Diagonals, Squares, and Cubes.
Chapter 6 Sloping Planes and Surfaces.
Chapter 7 Circles and Curved Surfaces.
Chapter 8 Shadows and Reflections.
Chapter 9 Freehand Sketching and Rapid Visualization.
Chapter 10 The Figure in Perspective.
Chapter 11 Shading and Rendering.
Chapter 12 Aerial Perspective.
Chapter 13 Perspective Drawing and The Computer.
Appendix A: Examples of Perspective Views.
Appendix B: Notes on Studying and Teaching.
Posted January 13, 2012