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Quick Perspective Guide by keristars Quick Perspective Guide by keristars
I meant to do a nice and really intensive guide on perspective for my pal AluminiumDonut, and I never got around to it. Then I saw Ink-n-Imp's awesome Jeeves drawing with the wonky chair and offered to do a quick and dirty guide for her, so she can get a better grasp on the whole perspective thing.

So, here ya go. Tablet + Photoshop = what fun. I'm sorry for the crappy font choices on the first panel. I was trying to keep it within 800x600 pixels at the time, and I merged it like an idiot and I REALLY didn't feel like going back and retyping those parts. But I think they're readable. Maybe.

I tried to do an example with stairs on that building thing on the last panel, but it wasn't working well, because of the small size and the lack of movable ruler. And I was having trouble getting my angles to line up well, with those dotted lines. I should have done the transparent layer on top of solid lines, but I only just thought of that while typing this explanation.

Anyway, stairs are done by just adding more boxes and extending the lines of the previous ones to make them taller. The smaller building's roof looks like it's about to collapse, on account of me choosing a 2px round brush and the angle on that one corner being so tiny.

This took me forever. I kept screwing up and getting distracted. But I think it came out pretty well, for me being crap with tablet-drawing.
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Lorna-RoseFoX Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks good is starting to understand perspective better ^^
mighty-hofer Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2007
very good work
hoshinokun Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2007  Hobbyist Interface Designer
great stuff...really helps me out...tryin to use the same technique for an interior of a room...with details...cheers
Captian-Deschain Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2007
This looks very helpful.
i will read it later :)
timdc Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006
I know, lol, yuck, flash.
but flash can be used as a neat line-art drawing utility really :).
timdc Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006
don't bug me about being a nub :P,
but seeing as I get technical drawing(litteraly translated from the dutch word "technisch tekenen")
we learn how to draw blue print like drawings from erm, stuff XD.
and i see you didn't put the cavalier perspective in this!
Hmmm, *thinks*, might as well do something helpfull for some other beginners >_>.
heck why not, i'll try to make a tutorial that's based on drawing the cavalier perspective,
only thing i'don't know yet is wether or not i'll let flash play a role in this for digital drawing >_>.

tell me what you think of it :D
keristars Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
Sorry for the reply-delay. I tend to forget to check dA unless I've got stuff to put up, or someone links me to something (I'm not a very good deviant, I guess).

Anyway, I've never heard of cavalier perspective - I was just using what I was taught in my drawing class. What is it, exactly?
timdc Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007
45 tilted, 1/2nd size of the crooked side(my english ain't superb,but meh,)
thats it in a nutshell.
Kardinin Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
Helpful stuff--I always had problems with these.

keristars Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2006
Glad it could help you!
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