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    How to practice Perspective?

    I see a lot of people saying to practice Perspective by seeing objects outdoors and trying to draw them.
    I am not comfortable with that approach, I like sitting at my desk when practicing perspective. Also, I think that if someone watches you staring at something and drawing it might find you weird, so instead of doing that I'd like to try to draw objects by photos of houses, cars, rooms etc. Now the problem here is that I can't draw the objects from different viewpoints sadly.
    Another thing I could do so I can solve that problem with the viewpoints is to go out and take photos of something I'd like to draw from many different viewpoints, then go in my house and try to draw it. What do you recommend? How did you practice Perspective?


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    Photos distort perspective. You're better off setting up a load of boxes next to your desk and working on that. Or try drawabox.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by DribP View Post
    Also, I think that if someone watches you staring at something and drawing it might find you weird...
    www.urbansketchers.org
    https://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2...1-problem.html
    https://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2...pectators.html

    Don't worry, there are loads of us weirdos out there.
    ...which is only my opinion.
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    Those things you tell me to do are enough to become very good at Perspective or do I still need to do some outdoor practice as well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DribP View Post
    Those things you tell me to do are enough to become very good at Perspective or do I still need to do some outdoor practice as well?
    Like most things, learn theory and then put into practice.

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    That's an awesome channel! Thank you very much

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