Differences/similarities btwn mechanical and freehand perspective?

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    Differences/similarities btwn mechanical and freehand perspective?

    I've been reading into perspective lately and ive come across these 2 terms. I really dont understand what they mean? Anyone can explain to me what these entail and how similar/different they are from each other?

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    Mechanical is plotting out horizons, vanishing points, orthogonals etc with a straightedge. Freehand is doing it freehand.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah Bradley View Post
    Accuracy, mainly.
    Speed as well, likely. Trying to do mechanical perspective on storyboards - eeek.

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    Aesthetically mechanical drawings will be stiff and lifeless unless they are meant for underlay. Freehand gives sketches and drawings a sense of energy. Mostly man made objects need accurate perspective.

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