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## Perspective problems/exercises request

Hello,

I've finally managed to get serious about perspective learning, ready three books on the subject matter and I'm now looking into ways of practicing it. The books I've read were focused on understanding perspective with lots of examples, up to shadows and reflections, but they lacked any kind of exercise I could to to practice.

I'm kind of bad at giving myself problems to solve just for the sake of learning, and so I'm looking for a set of perspective related problems/exercises, from simple ones to more advanced ones, maybe including solutions too so I can compare my final works and see what I did wrong, that would help me practice and learn perspective better.

Any tips?

Thanks

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Yeup, drawing things from real life I can do that, but I was thinking maybe someone knows some series of exercises on the web (or book) that test certain knowledge. For example a set of exercises tests one point perspective, the second one tests two point perspective, then foreshortening, shadows, all kind of stuff. Or maybe gives you a complex form and some light sources and you have to draw the shadows for that in perspective and so on...

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NOTHING, and I mean NOTHING will teach you as much as drawing from life. You can draw from a grid all day, but you won't learn how shadows change as they move across a surface, or notice that things fade and become blue-ish far in the distance, etc etc etc. Go outside and draw buildings! Cars! Mountains! It may not seem as structured as a one point two point three point set of exercises, but you will start getting an intuitive sense of perspective, and when things look wrong or off.

If that's too intimidating, get some geometric blocks of different shapes, and set them up in a light box with a spotlight, and practice that.

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I think I'll do that then, get outside and start drawing. I have also ordered a set of wooden geometric blocks for when I get into studying lighting and shadows. Thanks for the tips.