Drawing Perspective For Beginners
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Drawing Perspective For Beginners

Learn to draw Perspective for Comics, Games and Illustration
4.4 (65 ratings)
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Created by Rich Graysonn
Last updated 3/2016
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  • 7.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Draw environments and objects in perspective for comics, illustrations and games
  • Fully understand 1,2 and 3 point perspective
  • Understand the basics of atmospheric perspective for games and illustration
  • Understand the basics of Isometric perspective for Games
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  • No prior drawing ability is need (It will of course help)
  • Digital art software is NOT required to learn perspective

This is an introduction to learning to draw Perspective. In this very in-depth course you will start from absolute beginner and complete it with the knowledge and confidence to successfully draw in perspective. Learning lineal perspective will enhance not only your own work but give you a solid base to in any other online course or book etc. There is no "Quick fix" or Short cuts to perspective drawing. It requires work. It's fun work and I'm going to be with you every step of the way.

  • You will learn solid perspective techniques to make amazing art
  • You will be able to think like an artist and be a problem solver
  • This is for those that are serious about improving art
  • No software is needed for this course
  • Keep and open mind and there is no time limit , work at your own pace.

Who this course is for :

  • Any beginner who wants to learn how to draw perspective
  • Art students (traditional and non traditional and self taught)
  • Traditional artists who want to incorperate more perspective to their work.
  • Graphic designers who want to learn how to draw perspective.
  • Anyone who wants to make their own game, graphic novel or illustrations

What this course is NOT

  • Not a "Speedpainting" course
  • Not a series of "Shortcuts"
  • Not a "Watch me draw" type of course
  • Not a "magic wand" for drawing perspective (You have to put in the work)
  • Not specific to any one piece of software as it is not required (Any art software of your choice will do)

PLEASE BE AWARE: *There are no subtitles or closed captions for this course at this time.

I hope you will join me and allow me to be your professional guide on your art journeyinto the world of drawing in perspective.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone with the desire to learn
  • Anyone creating their own games or comics
  • Anyone looking to increase their artistic skills
  • Anyone who thinks perspective is too complicated needs THIS course
  • Everyone with and open mind and wants to have fun while they learn
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Curriculum For This Course
44 Lectures
1 Lecture 04:58

A short welcome video and course overview.

Preview 04:58
Basic Training
7 Lectures 01:16:50

I use the power of Sketchup to give an overview of perspective.

Perspective in 3D

This is an introduction to simply drawing lines. Its deceptively simple but very important.

Preview 18:07

More on line training.Remember this a begining class so we will go slowly to build confidence.

Basic training 2

We will now start the progression into more complex lines and patterns.

Basic Training 3

Almost finished with the basics. You're doing great so far. Here we continue to build off the previous lesson.

Basic Training 4

The final step to basic line training. You should now be ready to move to the next section with confidence.

Basic Training 5
1 Point Perspective
10 Lectures 01:54:08

This is an introduction to 1 point perspective. It is part one of two and divided for time.

I Point Perspective Lecture part 1

1 Point Perspective Lecture part 2

Time to practice 1 point perspective. You can follow along on paper or try it on you favorite digital art software.

1 Point Perspective Practice part 1

1 Point Perspective Practice part 2

This is a very simple exampe of One point perspective in which I create a single building. It is kept very simple and loose. This is not about detailing or me showing how well I draw. You goal should be to get an understanding and confidence.

1 Point Perspective Example : The Building

1 Point Perspective Example : The Room

In this example I do a city street but not how you think.

1 Point Perspective Example : The City Street

1 Point Perspective Example : The Dungeon

1 Point Perspective Example The City Scape

Here is an example of a hallway

1 Point Perspective Example : The Hallway
2 Point Perspective
9 Lectures 01:26:34

Welcome to two point perspective .You will get the basics and more. We will be adding a vanishing point hence the "two point". This is part 1 of 2 . The PSD files are here.

2 Point Perspective Lecture part 1

This is a continuation of the previous lecture that pics up right where part one left off.

2 Point Perspective Lecture part 2

Now its time to practice two point perspective. Take your time , there is no rush. Part 1 of 2.

2 Point Perspective Practice part 1

2 Point Perspective Practice part 2

This is and example. You can watch it first and then either try to repeat it or do your own version. I keep the sketch very loose and "sketchy" and so should you.

2 Point Perspective Example : The Ruins

This example is a room. You will use rooms very often in story telling. Take your time and dont be afraid to experiment.

2 Point Perspective Example : The Room

2 Point Perspective Example : The Lab

A simple Office Park in 2 point Perspective. And for this example there is no PSD file because Id like to see you own version of an office park.

2 Point Perspective Example : The Office Park

This is the weapon shop. This could also be a food stand or check in gate. Let your imagination run wild. Follow along or create your own. The point is the understanding of perspective.

Preview 08:25
3 Point Perspective
7 Lectures 01:06:30

After watching the video be sure to get the PSD files for the examples.

A Word about Three Point Perspective.

And now we come to Three Point perspective. There are now 3 vanishing points. All vanishing points.

3 Point Perspective Lecture

Its time to practice three point perspective.

3 Point Perspective Practice

This an example that shows 3 point in a way that gives some to a common object like a bridge.

3 Point Perspective Example : The Bridge

3 Point Perspective Example : The Building

Another example of how versatile 3 point can be.

3 Point Perspective Example: The Overlook

3 Point Perspective Example : The Watch
Isometric and Atmospheric Perspective
3 Lectures 23:27
Isometric Perspective

This is an introduction of what Atmospheric perspective is all about. I encourage you to use the PSD files to see first hand how you can use this very powerful yet simple tool in your art.

Atmospheric Perspective

In this video I give an example of how atmospheric perspective is used in a side scrolling video game.

Atmospheric Perspective part 2
Drawing Objects in Perspective
5 Lectures 01:13:19

I dive deeper into the Picture plane and how it relates to all perspective. The picture plane is how the viewer relates to the image. From this lecture you should have a solid understanding of how the canvas is more that just a sheet of paper or image on a screen.

The Picture Plane

In order to have an understanding of any shape in perspective you need to have an idea of measurement in space. I introduce a very common method that will show you how to place a box in a space and multiply it. This is very helpful and even essential when you are attempting to design a vehihle , prop or even builting.

Boxes in perspective

Building on the previous ;lecture i show you that this methos also works in 2 and 3 point perspective.

Boxes in Perspetive part 2

There can be lots of confusion when thinking of placing figures in a scene. Be it a few figures or a large crowd scene. It can be intimidating but I will show you a method that will have you adding figures to any scene with confidence.

Placing Figures in Perspective

How Tall is it?
Bonus Material
2 Lectures 08:14
Sketchbook Pro Quick Tour

21 Secrets to Becoming a Better Artists
About the Instructor
Rich Graysonn
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Aside from being an artist as long as I can remember I started offering a few tutorials on Youtube. Little did I know that by teaching people the fundamentals of art and anatomy i'd begin a new dimension to my career. Being a working freelance illustrator with a youtube channel is hard work, and I wouldn't change a thing. I steadily expanded my work from clients who needed branding to doing work on indie games and apps. i enjoy helping artists and non artist achieve that next level. The road to artistic expression and freedom is paved with hard work and dedication. There are setbacks and monsters to slay , but the rewards are great.