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Drawing: How to Draw 1 by William Powell

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Perspective

A lot of beginning artists feel some trepidation when they hear the word perspective, but don’t let it scare you! It’s really not hard to learn, and a little knowledge of perspective goes a long way. The rules of perspective simply allow you to depict three-dimensional objects on a flat surface, creating the illusion of depth and distance. You will be able to apply these rules to any three-dimensional object you choose to draw.

A box can serve as a beginning shape for many objects; a house is just one of them. First, draw a simple box using a horizon line (eye level) and two vanishing points (VP), as in step A. The center vertical line is a corner of the box and is the point closest to the viewer (you). The sides of the box recede ...

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