Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Basic perspective terms, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective.
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Linear perspective is a strange thing.…Even people who know nothing about perspective can tell when it is wrong.…If you do a perspective drawing with a major…error, and show it to your 12 year-old nephew,…even if he can't tell you exactly what's wrong…about it, he will still know something is off.…It's actually harder to learn the rules of perspective today than…it was 25 years ago when I was in art school.…Back then,…if you wanted to paint a castle, you'd have to paint it from scratch.…You couldn't patch together photographs to create an image like you can in photoshop.…
Also, most art students today have access to 3D programs like Maya.…And in those programs the perspective is done for you.…If you create a cube in 3D, the cube is automatically in perspective.…You don't have to work out the vanishing points for it to work.…But understanding the rules of perspective can…be incredibly powerful in your picture making.…And it will make you confident in your artistic vision,…that you know everything will look right to your viewer.…
Note: This installment of Digital Matte Painting Essentials builds on the concept sketch from the first course, but it's not necessary to have those files to proceed.
- Understanding the three types of linear perspective
- Preparing your concept sketch for drawing
- Setting up vanishing points
- Finding the first boxes in perspective
- Roughing in the other rectilinear forms
- Creating a flat crenellation
- Plotting measuring points
- Drawing ellipses
- Adding repeating details to walls
- Delineating the background