Can you think back and remember what it was like to really
struggle with a concept? I've got no pride. I've done this a ton of times--riding
my bike, algebra, Avogadro's number...and perspective drawing. I thought once I
got to college and started studying the stuff I really was passionate about I
wouldn't stumble anymore. Wrong!
Perspective drawing was really hard for me to recognize in
works of art. I was okay when discussing how artists built on one-point
perspective to create more and more complicated spatial scenarios with
two-point perspective and three-point perspective. But starting to apply it or
recognize where vanishing points were in works made me cross-eyed.
|Fresco employing foreshortening by Melozzo da Forli.
I did eventually get it after tons of perspective drawing
lessons from a dear friend who drilled me over and over again about this stuff,
but it was a struggle. You don't have to go through that. Perspective Made Simple
is one of the most useful artist's
resources that I can recommend because it takes a topic that many artists
struggle with and makes it concise, straightforward, and understandable.
And what's really ideal is that the producers made Perspective Made Simple
from the artist's perspective (no pun intended). What I mean it is tailor-made
with your concerns and goals in mind as a painter or draftsman.
Interested? Watch a couple of clips from Perspective Made
Simple and see how uncomplicated the whole idea of perspective drawing becomes.
Simple: Spacing Objects Equally in Space
Simple: How to Draw Shadows