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The Basics: Point Perspective by Shattered-Earth The Basics: Point Perspective by Shattered-Earth
I think this tutorial is a bit confusing, if you had advice for how to make it better or easier to understand please comment D:

Point Perspective

:damphyr: First of all: This is not a walk through for how to construct point perspective drawings.

Second: If you have not, please read the guide I made before this one for beginners:

Third: There are a million how to guides for point perspective, here are some you should look at after this tutorial:

BASIC: [link] (please remember not to over rely on connecting lines, remember to observe around you!)


I'm not sure how well received this tut will be, it's vastly more complicated than my other tutorials and as such my point doesn't seem to be very crystallized. What I wanted to get across was that vanishing points are vital to understanding perspective, but they are also not the be-all end all to a successful perspective drawing.

The best way to learn is always observe to reinforce the laws and learn when you need more. Parallel lines never cross prematurely nor do they avoid each other. But the entire world isn't made of 1 2 or even 2 point perspectives. If you can't observe the world correctly i don't know if the guides will help I guess.
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lFireBlade Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2014
Wow, thanks! This is oh so useful!

I'm going to show you my draw when I finish it ~
Zekkentak Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Interface Designer
I noticed I was good enough at drawing
until I entered a paintchat with a a friend who happens to be crazy good at art :I
I realised I hadn't a darn clue about how perspective really worked.
Getting into an art course for next year and realising how I've missed out on something so important
makes me want to hit myself in a wall <.<

BUT, my improvement is starting to show,
 and I have to owe your tutorial in helping me improve :)
Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner May 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Aw thanks! It sucks to realize we have a long way to go, but the important part is making that realization and taking the steps to fix it and that's what you're doing so go you!
hotpocktes Featured By Owner May 1, 2014  Hobbyist
very helpful!
and also random uboa haha
Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner May 9, 2014   Digital Artist
Mwahahaa, thanks :)
Rosanna24 Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
thanks this really helped out in dt when drawing plans. my teacher didn't really explain it well, so this was of great help to me. thank you!:iconthank-youplz: 
Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013   Digital Artist
aw gee thanks!
LynAnneCooper Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013
If you put together a package of your fabulous lessons, I would buy it!
Shattered-Earth Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013   Digital Artist
haha well for now you can just download each of them :D, thank you though!
TheFearMaster Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
thank you this is really helpful since my major is character\portrait\adverts design :D
and i wanted to learn doing 1,2,3 point perspective
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