Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Simple Perspective Drawing Lesson.

Here is a free printable worksheet that gives a simple illustration of perspective as it relates to distance that you may see in a landscape or a cityscape, it is an ideal lesson for beginners or young artist.

Just highlight and send to your printer or save for later.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT; If your drawings do not turn out the way you want do not give up learning to draw takes practice so draw every day and soon you will be making beautiful pictures. Come back often and try a few projects for ideas.

Illustration for Beginners Lesson on Perspective. 
To print the worksheet just highlight it and send it to your printer or save to your device to print later. Some people have better luck by dragging the image to their desktop and printing from there. If you have problems printing see the how to print tab above.

Simply stated as the parallel lines of the side of the road recede into the distance they "appear" to draw closer together, and if they continued on into infinity or the horizon they "appear" to touch.

The point where the two sides of the road appear to touch is called the vanishing point.

In my illustration the vanishing point is set on the horizon at the foot of some hills. The two lines of the sides of the road are widely spaced at the bottom of the illustration but as they move toward the hills the lines come closer together until they touch.

The second illustration shows a curved "S" shaped road but the same principle applies. The road is wider at the base and the two sides of the road "appears" to draw closer together until they touch.

It is this appearance that we call perspective.

You could perceive the same effect if you were looking up a tall building or down a railroad track.

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