Join David Mattingly for an in-depth discussion in this video Roughing in the other rectilinear forms, part of Digital Matte Painting Essentials 2: Perspective.
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Now, that we know how to divide up forms and perspective, we need to figure…out where this bridge comes out of the front at the base of the castle.…Draw two horizontal lines on each side of…that centre line we found with the x technique.…There's a blocky structure that supports the base of the bridge.…So, draw each side of that.…And then the bottom of the bases, paying…carefully attention to your perspective grid as always.…Define the top and bottom of the bridge, not worrying about the archway just yet.…
Now do the front of the bridge where the lava waterfall appears.…And draw all four side of the form.…Then draw these side structures around the lava waterfall.…You should roughly sketch in the rounded form…of the archways on the underside of the bridge.…This'll have to be refined later but this'll…give you an idea of where it will go.…So far, finding these forms has been fairly straight forward.…
But, from here on out, there are a lot of smaller…forms that need to be figured out that aren't so clear.…As I work on finding all of…
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