on 20 January 2010
I am really enjoying reading this book. I am relatively new to drawing/painting and it was recommended I buy a book on perspective to improve my work. I was worried that it would be a dry, complicated subject but the author explains the "tricks and shortcuts" on creating perspective in an easy-to-follow manner and I've even found myself laughing at some of his humurous comments. I would recommend this book not only to beginners but to artists of all levels.
on 15 July 2011
I bought this hoping that it would be a dramatic help and it, unfortunately wasn't, except in certain areas. The major thing with it is that it's possibly too friendly in its layout, with most things being left reasonable simple. It doesn't really include anything on calculating foreshortening on bodies or calculating window spacing on curved buildings; both things that I was hoping to get a leg up for.
Great book for beginners as the step by step instructions are easy to understand but i found it irritating that it was so big but didn't cover the really tricky parts of linear perspective, i.e. the parts i'd bought the book to help with...
on 31 January 2011
Extremely well presented. Clear and precise. This was just what I was looking for. 1, 2 and 3 point perspective, atmospheric perspective, scale, shadows and reflection are all covered. Every beginner could do with this. The same rules apply whether you use real paint or a digital paint program.
on 29 December 2011
A very easy to follow and clear explanation of perspective in drawing, with basic advices and examples.
Other important subjects as measuring, spacing, scale, values and shadows are also explained.
on 5 March 2016
Magic! This book is THE best book on perspective for artists - it covers ALL types of perspective: atmospheric, colour theory, linear etc. It explains everything so well that at the end you feel like an expert. Linear perspective is taught so well that by the end you will understand the dreaded 3 point perspective which is brought down to earth. It's all very simple. Art courses teach this subject badly or cannot explain it fully. This book solves that problem. Once you have this book you will have all the creative solutions you need. This is the 1 book you need; you won't need any others. The author is also an excellent teacher, artist and writer. The book is filled with beautiful examples of his art throughout. LOVE IT! THANK YOU!