Simplifying Perspective: A Step-by-Step Guide for Visual Artists

Simplifying Perspective: A Step-by-Step Guide for Visual Artists

by Robert Pastrana


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Master the art of linear perspective.

If you’re an animator, illustrator, comic book artist, game artist or anything in between, you need to be able to create images that accurately and realistically show space, dimension and form. Simplifying Perspective is the one and only guide that thoughtfully and clearly breaks down the principles of perspective into something that’s easy to understand and use. With approachable lessons and clear visual step-by-step instruction, Robert Pastrana provides you with powerful techniques that help you turn a troubled drawing into a living, breathing, dimensional scene.

With Simplifying Perspective, you’ll never have to wade through dense, complex technical manuals again – this comprehensive guide to perspective is tailored specifically for artists who need to learn the ins and outs of one, two, and three-point perspective, measuring, shadows, reflections, and more. Simplifying Perspective presents complex drawing concepts in an easy-to-follow, approachable manner so you can finally learn the essentials of perspective without the anticipated frustration.

  • Provides clarity, depth, and a wealth of examples – this is your must-have guide to understanding and using linear perspective
  • Detailed visual instruction includes hundreds of color coded, step-by-step diagrams that allow you to easily follow the technical process of each construction
  • Comprehensive companion website includes additional resources on perspective with a range of work to help further your skills

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415840118
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/18/2014
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Robert Pastrana has been both a college instructor and award-winning freelance illustrator for over 20 years. Robert has worked for clients such as Rolling Stone, Oracle, Visa, Microsoft, and Playboy. He currently teaches at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and Gnomon School of Visual Effects in Hollywood, CA.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Before We Start

Chapter 2: Creating Space

Chapter 3: Setting It All Up

Chapter 4: The Cone of Vision

Chapter 5: The Setup In Action

Chapter 6: Constructing The Basic Forms

Chapter 7: Using Grids

Chapter 8: Measuring In Perspecitve

Chapter 9: Circles and Ellipses

Chapter 10: Mastering Slopes

Chapter 11: Indicating Reflections

Chapter 12: Casting Shadows

Chapter 13: Three-Point Perspective

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