Chapter 8Measuring in Perspective

This is where perspective gets to show off. In this chapter, we’ll talk about how to use perspective to measure just about anything. You’ll find tools to help you divide, multiply, or transfer scale anywhere on the page. We’ll start by measuring with nothing but the horizon line and end with a fully developed measuring system that we’ll use to transfer an entire house.

Perspective Is Made for Measuring

It takes a lot of experience to develop an eye for scale, especially when trying to manage dimension over great distances. While using a grid can be helpful, it’s not the only way to control size when you’re drawing. Built into perspective are formal (mechanical) and informal (estimative) ways of measuring. ...

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