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The Artist's Guide to Perspective Paperback – 25 May 2009


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  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: New Holland Publishers Ltd (25 May 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184773412X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847734129
  • Product Dimensions: 0.6 x 21.6 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,023,212 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Born into a family of architects, Janet Shearer originally trained as a painter before becoming a model and moving into the film world as an art director and set designer. She is now well-known and much in demand for her trompe l'oeil paintings and her work has been featured in a range of interior design publications. She runs regular trompe l'oeil painting courses at her studio in Cornwall, England, teaching beginners valuable basic drawing skills and extending the abilities of those who are already experienced artists.

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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Nov. 2003
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I have been lucky enough to have attended one of Janets painting courses. Janet is an extemely accomplished artist who specialises in painting trompe loeil and has worked in the film industry and also for the BBC.
This book is written in the same easily understandable and humorous way that Janet teaches her students which makes what may seem like a dull and complicated subject interesting and much more understandable ( just what us 'right brained' artistic types need!)
Invaluable to anyone who wants to acheive some depth and realism to their painting.It also contains tips on painting from unusual perspectives, achieving realistic colour matches drawing circular objects from different perspectives, foreshortening, painting sea and skys and lots more useful information.
I would say this would make a fantastic christmas present for anyone with any kind of artistic leanings
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Julie Artist on 13 Mar. 2009
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Okay for a nuts and bolts approach, although would have liked to see more of the artists own work. Fairly dry subject, but one of the better of this type.
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Have not had time to thoroughly read through, but the little I have seen suggests this is a very good book to help draw items in the correct perspective.
Am just a novice at drawing, sketching and painting, so a book like this is extremely helpful.
Hope to spend more time from spring through summer sketching and painting outdoors, so am looking forward before hand to taking on and practising the instructions and helpful notes contained in this book.
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