Chapter 6Constructing the Basic Forms

So far, we’ve explored what perspective is and how it works. Now we’re set to discover what it does. We’ll use the basic geometric forms as a starting point. These forms – boxes, pyramids, cones, cylinders, and spheres – are the structural bones of almost everything there is to draw. When you master these simple forms, you’ll be ready for anything.

Drawing in Three Dimensions

Let’s take a break from the formalities of perspective and talk a bit about drawing. While there are many ways to draw, if your goal is to visually express the world around you in an accurate way, then you’ll have to learn to describe form. Every physical object exists in three different dimensions – height, width, and depth. Together, ...

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