Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Recommended books on perspective, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective.
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Although you learned many of the most important tools in perspective,…there're a lot of areas we didn't get to look at.…In case you want to learn more about it, I…want to recommend my three favorite books on the topic.…All of these books are old and have stood the test of time.…The first is the Perspective Drawing Handbook by Joseph D'Amelio.…This book is cleverly written, and filled…with clear examples that'll help you understand…the most complex perspective topics.…Both this and the next book I'll mention…are available in inexpensive softcover editions from Dover Books.…
The second one is Perspective Made Easy by Ernest R., Norling.…This book was written in 1939, and reads like sage advice from your wise old uncle.…He has challenges at the end of every chapter…so that you can test yourself on the material…he just presented.…The third one is Perspective, A Guide…for Artists, Architects and Designers by Gwen White.…This book is great for a young artist since he goes…to great pains to make perspective non threatening to the beginner.…
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