This comprehensive guide shows you how to master perspective in a clear and accessible way, from simple box diagrams through to complex scenes. The book begins with a fascinating history of perspective in art, in which the author explores every type from zero to multiple-point, using numerous clear diagrams and drawings. Going beyond buildings and landscapes, he explains how to apply perspective when drawing people, animals, boats, reflections and more, and provides expert advice on drawing curved objects and inclined planes. There's also a useful run-down of common mistakes and an inspirational chapter on moving beyond a rigid application of the rules to draw freely and instinctively.
Tim Fisher has been drawing and painting for as long as he can remember. He sketches regularly, which has helped him develop some unique insights and techniques for portraying a subject on paper. His successful line and wash paintings and pastels also have a strong emphasis on drawing. Tim is a regular contributor to The Leisure Painter magazine, teaches workshops and gives demonstrations throughout the UK. Tim lives in Frisby-on-the-Wreake, Leicestershire, U.K.
Introduction,The history of perspective, Materials, Techniques, Zero-point perspective, Measurement, proportion and scale, Single-point perspective, Two-point perspective, Multiple-point perspective, Varying perspective, People, Animals, Boats, Shadows, Reflections, Skies and seas, Inclined planes, Curved perspective, Common mistakes, Beyond the rules, Index