Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Finding the first boxes in perspective, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective.
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I realize that this is a lot of setup and…you're probably anxious to get into actually doing the perspective drawing.…So, here we go!…We want to define a cube or box that encompasses the base of the castle first.…It's important to get the big forms drawn before you start working on any details.…First close your perspective group to get it out of the way.…Create a new layer above all of your perspective guides and…call it rough drawing.…Next you need to choose a color that will show up over your concept sketch.…
Mine is very dark, so a black line won't work.…Pick a color that's different from your guide color, so you won't confuse them.…I'm going to use white.…I like that rough brush with the little scatter on it…for drawing, since the line has a little character to it.…Make the line 4 pixels wide, and…set the opacity to 50 percent.…Now draw a line that defines the front edge of…the cube that contains the ground floor of the castle.…You can constrain the brush to a vertical by holding down on the Shift key.…
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