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Drawn to Life: 20 Golden Years of Disney Master Classes Volume 1 by Don Hahn, Walt Stanchfield

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65 Using the Rules of Perspective

As artists we see through eyes that constantly search for shape, gesture, color, contrast, etc. When we draw from the model (or from life in general) we have a tendency to feature shape. A thing is either round, oblong, or rectangular or some combination of each. These in turn create the two-dimensional negative space that forms a relationship between one or more objects or parts of one object. It requires an extra nudge of observation to see things as third dimensional an two extra nudges to translate that third dimension onto a two-dimensional surface. The rules of perspective such as

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