Perspective Art Lesson – How To Draw People In Perspective

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So in this lesson, we are going to learn how to place objects in space in a way that make them appear perspectively correct.

For example, if you wanted to draw a group of people in perspective, but you just randomly place the figures onto the paper, without any regard to how their size or positioning is affected by perspective, then your drawing just won’t look right.

So let’s go over the right way to place objects or people in space.

how to draw people in perspective

[Please refer to the video for details on how this technique works]

Remember, this technique will work to draw any group of things – people, houses, trees, you name it.

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  • Carla

    Reply Reply September 6, 2016

    I have been trying to see where to sign up for your newsletter, but I can’t find it on your website. Would you tell me where it is located? Thanks.

    • Ethan Nguyen

      Reply Reply September 23, 2016

      Hi Carla,
      There’s a opt in box to the right side (near the top) of every webpage where you’ll be able to sign up for it. I hope that helps!

  • John harte

    Reply Reply March 31, 2016

    Hi ethan, I do like your perspective tutorials, but i am confused as u do not mention the ground line to me this is of the utmost importance, as u really need to know where the object is grounded, to me it is as on the same level as my feet,maybe an arms lenght from my eyes and 1.8 m down if i am in a standing position or half that in a seated position.most tutorials talk about the picture plane, but if you are doing a portrait of the head and shoulders where is the ground line in that case, i am totally confused. please help

  • Akinbinu Festus

    Reply Reply October 15, 2014

    Thanks so much for this tutorial

  • Jacquelyn

    Reply Reply September 23, 2014

    Ethan, thank you for your tutorials. It’s a pleasure to watch your clearly explained lessons. Much appreciated.

  • whale

    Reply Reply November 25, 2013

    Hi Ethan:

    I’m really enjoying your courses and I will be taking your perspective course as well… You explain so well (or at least I get it when you explain it)!

    I hope you’ll consider putting something together in the future for Shading. Is that a possibility on the horizon? I’d be the first to purchase your course!



  • Cheng Yin

    Reply Reply October 27, 2013

    Thanks Ethan, you are amazing! I have been struggling with perspective for ages, and the way you have explained it is so simple. Really appreciated.

  • Pat McGriffin

    Reply Reply August 29, 2013

    Hi Ethan! You just toldme what is wrong with a picture I’m doing right now!!! I will do as you say and try to get it corrected. Thanks!!!!!! Pat

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