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How to Draw from Photographs by Diane Cardaci

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Applying Linear Perspective

Many beginning artists shy away from architectural subjects because they worry about depicting the buildings accurately with all their angles and dimension. But once you understand a few simple rules of linear perspective, it’s easy to approach subjects like this historic piazza in the historic Italian town of Assissi. It’s just a matter of breaking the subject down into simple shapes and understanding how those individual shapes relate to the horizon and vanishing point in the distance.

One-Point Perspective

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