Perspective Drawing


Perspective Drawing



Author: Sarah Haley
First edition: English
ISBN-13: 9780986163777
Publication: 5/18/18
Paperback: 264 pages
Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches

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Perspective Drawing is a definitive handbook covering all the major concepts of linear perspective. Written in a straightforward style, this textbook provides clear explanations of one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective drawing, and explores the perspective grid, shadows, reflections, plans and elevations, and fisheye and panoramic views. The book employs a highly visual design, with step-by-step illustrations and contemporary examples that connect theory with practice.

Perspective Drawing is intended for both the beginning student and the skilled practitioner. Presented in a compact format, this text covers introductory topics and more advanced techniques. The foundational skills of linear perspective are relevant to any creative field, including fine art, graphic design, advertising, illustration, animation, and interior design.

Perspective Drawing is an essential addition to any art and design library.


Chapter 1 - Linear Perspective
Chapter 2 - Tools & Techniques
Chapter 3 - One-Point Perspective
Chapter 4 - Two-Point Perspective
Chapter 5 - Three-Point Perspective
Chapter 6 - Non-Rectangular Forms
Chapter 7 - Proportion & Scaling
Chapter 8 - The Cone of Vision
Chapter 9 - Grids, Squares & Cubes
Chapter 10 - Plans & Elevations
Chapter 11 - Dynamic Planes
Chapter 12 - Combining Perspectives
Chapter 13 - Cast Shadows
Chapter 14 - Reflections
Chapter 15 - Multi-Point Perspective
Chapter 16 - Shade & Texture

About the Author

Sarah Haley has over a decade of experience teaching art and design, particularly linear perspective. She designed courses in perspective drawing for the Art Institute of Pittsburgh–Online Division, where she also taught and served as an assistant online program director for the Art Foundations department.

As a practicing artist, Sarah frequently receives commissions for architectural drawings and paintings. She earned her BA in Art History & Visual Art from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and her MFA in Painting from The Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. Sarah currently lives in Austin, Texas, with her husband and two children.

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