Previously we have discussed the picture plane, eye level, “table-top” perspective, and perspective terminology, giving us a basic understanding of one- and two-point perspective. In this final chapter, we will go into more depth on perspective as it relates to observation and drawing architecture—both interior and exterior. Understanding perspective theory—and how to apply it—will help you create strong, accurate spatial drawings.


Principles of Perspective

For centuries prior to the Renaissance, artists struggled to portray the world around them with an accurate depiction of spatial dimensions, usually with little or no success. ...

Get Drawing School: Fundamentals for the Beginner now with the O’Reilly learning platform.

O’Reilly members experience live online training, plus books, videos, and digital content from nearly 200 publishers.