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    Perspective.

    No matter what tuorial I read or how someone explains I just dont get it. O course if im drawing at an angle I can do it but with picture references I can not. I dont understand how to do it with real places or the lines that make p the guidelines. Ive read tons of tutorials but it still makes no sense. Could someone help.
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    That is probably because most of the tutorials are focusing on making parallel cubes and stuff, where in real world it doesn't work that good (you probably realized by now that not everything is parallel, right?). So, you should make different vanishing points objects that are standing in different angles, here is a tutorial for it post no.7

    http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...erspective+101

    You could also use this book

    David Chelsea : Perspective for Comic Book Artists

    It doesn't look good on the first look, but it contains great explanations for one, two and three point perspective.
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    I have the chelsea book just finished it it helped alot. Still iffy though.
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    Regardless of Xros having the book already, can I say that it's kind of shitty putting out a download link to the book? It's worth every cent of its price and readily available and if people want it they should pay for it.

    Can't do much more than recommend Chelsea again. Great stuff. And I recently discovered Google SketchUp, it's helping me figure out how space works, even though it's more of a small aid rather than teaching all about perspective.


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    I took this link from this forum, didn't know it's illegal. I'll remove it then.
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    Well, I can't imagine that it's legal/ethical to take a book from the net for free if it's still available through shops and downloading it hurts the artist's income. Maybe whoever you got the link from didn't think about it either. (Or it's legal for some reason but I can't imagine why, I doubt Chelsea put it up for download?)


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    I really got the book it helped I just cant transition with my own backgrounds like buildings and stuff. I think it may by a lack of ability to design on my part.
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    Just practice, build a simple block, then add windows and doors, and there you have it. Try to analyse other people's work, you'll get it once you start practicing. You can also get Andrew Loomis's Successful Drawing.
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    Linear perspective really only applies to man-made things...buildings, machines, etc. It's about parallel and perpendicular. Most houses are...most city buildings and blocks. You just have to work with perspective until it clicks...when it does it's like one of those puzzlers that once you know the answer, makes you wonder why you didn't get it.

    Advice: Keep it very simple...make it fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffX99 View Post
    Linear perspective really only applies to man-made things...buildings, machines, etc. It's about parallel and perpendicular. Most houses are...most city buildings and blocks. You just have to work with perspective until it clicks...when it does it's like one of those puzzlers that once you know the answer, makes you wonder why you didn't get it.

    Advice: Keep it very simple...make it fun.
    I think what the OP is saying is that he can construct things from his head in correct perspective, but finds it difficult to apply that knowledge when drawing real buildings. Do we just draw what we see (if we draw accurately the perspective will surely then also be correct) or do we try to see the perspective lines on the real buildings and determine their vanishing points (something I for one find virtually impossible to do)? How do we bring together the perspective constructions in textbooks and the often far more complicated real buildings, and should we even try?

    I think this is a question similar to the one on whether, when drawing a figure from life, we should use our knowledge of anatomy or just draw what we see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kjesta View Post
    Regardless of Xros having the book already, can I say that it's kind of shitty putting out a download link to the book? It's worth every cent of its price and readily available and if people want it they should pay for it.

    Can't do much more than recommend Chelsea again. Great stuff. And I recently discovered Google SketchUp, it's helping me figure out how space works, even though it's more of a small aid rather than teaching all about perspective.
    No, when you poor and can't really afford it because of other needs, that are important for surivival. ( I am hope i didn't come off rude or mean)
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    I want a Rolls Royce, but I am poor......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deepinonespersona View Post
    No, when you poor and can't really afford it because of other needs, that are important for surivival. ( I am hope i didn't come off rude or mean)
    So not having the money gives me the right to take it for free? Sure, whatever. Because, you know, a drawing book is such an incredible necessity that I need to take it in a way that robs its author of his livelihood.

    You don't come off as mean, but as illogical.


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