Go beyond the horizon with Perspective Sketching. This book offers a command of the basic principles of perspective that is essential to creating dynamic, plausible compositions. With a user-friendly approach, this step-by-step guide will help you master the basics like scale drawing, contour line drawing, linear perspective, tone and texture, and more. Freehand skills like intuitive perspective and concept sketching help you to deepen your technique. Artist and designer Jorge Paricio also includes lessons on working with 3-D modeling in SketchUp and painting in Photoshop and provides a full chapter in blending traditional hand skills with digital media. This effective technique that draws on a broad sense of artistic qualities, coupled with mastering perspective, creates a sketching book unlike any other.
"Refreshingly, unlike most titles on the subject of perspective drawing, this guide does not focus primarily upon architecture and landscapes. Some buildings, cityscapes, and country vistas are included in the examples and exercises, but the reader encounters far more sketches of household objects, machines, vehicles, room interiors, and even clothing. Paricio (design, Rhode Island Sch. of Design) outlines the various types of perspective drawing, explains how they can affect the scale and composition of anything drawn, and then moves on to short step-by-step projects that include helpful diagrams and detailed descriptions. A final chapter has lessons on 3-D modeling software and the finer points of using Photoshop as an illustration tool. VERDICT Students of industrial or interior design will be interested in this guidebook, but anyone wishing to gain insight into drawing everyday objects and the world around them can learn something from it." - Library Journal