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Linear Perspective Drawing Lesson Series [1 of 6] – Introduction To Drawing Perspective In Art

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Hi and welcome to this brand new tutorial series on how to draw perspective.

Now perspective is one of those subjects that’s been confusing artists for a long time. And there’s not really a whole lot of good instructs on this topic out there. So in this free lesson series, I really want to show you the fundamental of perspective… what it is… how it works… and how you can apply it to your drawings or paintings.

So first of all – just to make sure that we are all on the same page – let’s address the question…

What Is Perspective Drawing?

Well, perspective is simply the art of making 2D drawings look 3D. Perspective is a set of rules and techniques that will help you create an illusion of depth in your drawings. And once you master these rules, you can use them to draw all sort three dimensional objects from simple houses to complex cityscapes and landscapes.

And perspective really is one of the most important skill an artist can learn. It doesn’t matter if you are into oil painting, watercolor painting, portrait drawing, or figure drawing… you need to know perspective.

So in the upcoming lessons in this series you are going to learn the fundamental of how to draw perspective, we’ll go over various drawing exercises, and by the end of it all, you will have drawn your very own perspective illustration.

Please review the video above and make sure to have all the drawing supplies needed to participate in this lesson series.

Ok, so in tomorrow’s lesson, we are going to cover the fundamental elements of perspective.

You’re going to learn about things like vanishing points, horizon line, eye level, picture planes, cone of vision, and a whole lot more.

And also how they works. Don’t worry, everything will be very easy to understand so even if you are a complete beginner, there’s nothing to worry about. I’ve never seen anyone break down the subject like this before, so I think you are really going to like it.

So be sure to tune into the next lesson.

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So that’s it for today’s intro lesson.

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6 Comments

  • Jae

    Reply Reply March 18, 2014

    Hi Im a self taught art student and i would like you to know your videos are very helpful. I am learning a lot of techniques my favorite form of art is abstract and these videos are taking me skill to a whole new level

  • Safa Joma

    Reply Reply December 20, 2013

    You are an excellent teacher, thank you very much for your help. I was really facing terrible problems with perspective and now I can see how much I was lucky to find your videos on youtube and then be a subscriber in this site….thank you again :)

  • Todd Barton

    Reply Reply November 17, 2013

    I have recently found your lesson and as a beginner I am not overwhelmed. You come across in a way that make what you are sharing easy to grasp. Which for me is a blessing I had to retire at 47 years of age due to a spot and lesion on my brain. So this is turning out to be my main hobby. So thank you, Todd

  • Steve Hicks

    Reply Reply August 19, 2013

    I have learned so much from these lessons. I found out what I was doing wrong when I tried to draw something in perspective. My drawings never look like they do now. I follow along with you on the video, watch the lesson completely through and then go back over it again and stop and draw, then go on. Your knowledge and willingness to teach something worthwhile is like a fresh breeze on a summer evening. There are now many people that would teach like you do. In that I mean they will tell you only so much, and that is it, you have to figure the rest out on your own. I guess my “cop” days are showing through, are you going to teach drawing to scale? or is that too close to mechanical drawing? anyway, what you teach I will listen and learn. Thanks, Ethan, Thanks

    • Ethan [My Drawing Tutorials]

      Reply Reply August 21, 2013

      Thank you so much, Steve!

  • Maria Carmen

    Reply Reply August 13, 2013

    I like your tutorial, and I want to learning to do drawing and perspective.
    Really you are the best…….
    Please, will be fantastic to have a tutorial with you, because know I have time to do what I like, and this is painting ,drawing, and to learning perspective.
    Thank you for be so kind and teach your knowledge.
    Kind regards
    Carmen

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