Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Perspiration: Perspective

To my mind linear perspective is one of the illustrators great tools and greatest impediments. The illustrator who does not understand perspective is limited by what he does not know, and the illustrator who adheres to tightly is limited to what he does.

"If you intend to make a living at drawing, by all means learn it [the rules of perspective] now, and do not have them bothering you and your work for the rest of your life."
Andrew Loomis

Good sources to reference for perspective.
Creative Perspective for Artists and Illustrators by Ernest W. Watson
How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way by John Buscema
Perspective for Artists by Rex Vicat Cole
Marshall Vandruff's Perspective series of videos

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