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Digital Painting, 37 Advanced Tricks and Techniques by Gary Tonge

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Using Multiple Perspectives

Working within the rules of perspective lines makes the challenge of aligning, scaling and positioning scene elements much easier. However, complex images require multiple perspectives and points of origin, depending on the orientation and shape of objects in the scene.

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Two Primary Perspective Lines

The depth of the piece is illustrated by the blue lines. The view is down a thin, tall alley, and the vanishing point is somewhere behind the visible area. The red lines supply the scene’s vertical element. They are not exactly straight, giving the scene a sense of lens distortion and “visual error.” This creates a greater ...

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