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Perspective Without Pain

By Phil Metzger

Format: Paperback

SKU# 30386

Imagine perspective without pain ... no T-squares, complicated equations or mechanical terms ... just simple instructions and hands-on exercises to teach you how to create a sense of depth in your drawings and paintings. Now go a step further ... imagine having fun with perspective. With this book, you will. Here Phil Metzger gives you clear-cut guidelines in everyday terms - with a lot of friendliness and a little humor tossed in along the way. As an experienced artist, he understands how you work, and he knows that the last thing you need is a lot of rigid rules to tie you down. Here you'll learn techniques of perspective that will help your creativity - not hinder it.

You'll learn how to:

  • achieve the illusion of depth by gradually diminishing the sizes of - and the distance between - similar objects
  • use soft edges and less detail on objects in the background to make them seem farther away
  • introduce depth simply by manipulating color and value
  • draw from any viewpoint - on either side, above or below
  • draw accurate angles without complicated measuring devices
  • use perspective to track down the problem when something you've drawn just doesn't look right
  • measure relative sizes and add the details that make the difference between a convincing picture and an awkward one
  • properly draw roads, paths, streets, fields and streams to suggest depth in a scene and to describe the flatness or hilliness of a landscape

SKU 30386
Additional Feature 185 color illustrations
Author/Speaker/Editor Phil Metzger
File/Trim Size 11 x 8.5
Format Paperback
ISBN 13 9780891344469
Number Of Pages 144

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Perspective without Pain Review by Kathy

Besides going thoroughly into the technical information about perspective, this author gave me a couple of new tricks. I've read so much about perspective that I didn't think there was more to learn. I think this would be a good book for beginning artists because of the interactive nature of the exercises that help you understand perspective if you've never studied it before.

(Posted on 8/9/2009)

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