Perspective Made Easy

Perspective Made Easy Perspective the author tells us is easy yet surprisingly few artists are aware of the simple rules that make it so This easy to follow book the first devoted entirely to clarifying the laws of persp

  • Title: Perspective Made Easy
  • Author: Ernest R. Norling
  • ISBN: 9780486404738
  • Page: 346
  • Format: Paperback
  • Perspective, the author tells us, is easy yet surprisingly few artists are aware of the simple rules that make it so This easy to follow book the first devoted entirely to clarifying the laws of perspective remedies the situation In it, the author uses over 250 simple line drawings to illustrate the concepts involved.Beginning with clear, concise, immediately applicPerspective, the author tells us, is easy yet surprisingly few artists are aware of the simple rules that make it so This easy to follow book the first devoted entirely to clarifying the laws of perspective remedies the situation In it, the author uses over 250 simple line drawings to illustrate the concepts involved.Beginning with clear, concise, immediately applicable discussions of the horizon, vanishing point, and the crucial relationship of eye level to perspective drawing, you ll learn how to place figures and objects in a drawing, depict interiors, create shade and shadows, and achieve all the other elements necessary for a successful perspective drawing By repeatedly stressing important points, Mr Norling teaches you to make them second nature Moreover, his approach is so simple and direct that no matter how little raw talent or experience you have, you will soon be able to apply these techniques almost instinctively.Mastery of perspective is a basic skill every artist must have This simple, nontechnical guide will enable you to master its essentials in a relatively short time Clear and concise, this book is an essential addition to any artist s bookshelf.

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    1. If you had told me I'd read a 200+ page book on perspective drawing, I would have told you you've been drinking too much, but Norling's book was actually entertaining while covering what can be a very dry topic for artists and art students.Originally published in 1939, this Dover Book reprint has faithfully reproduced the original illustrations and the text is clear and easy to read. As a technique book, Norling covers each topic in simple steps with clear illustrations of each idea. If you're a [...]

    2. The title is not deceiving! This will teach you all the essentials about perspective in a easy to read and fully illustrated manner. Well worth my time. I borrowed this from a friend, but if I ever start drawing more frequently, I might add this to my shelf as a quick reference book.

    3. I have been reading a lot of books on the subject of perspective drawing recently and this book is one that is highly recommended by a lot of artists. I'm not quite sure why though because when comparing it to the other books I have read, I find it incredibly lacking. It goes about explaining things in round about ways with chunks of information here and there that would make it difficult for someone with no prior knowledge of 1, 2 and 3 point perspective to ever fully figure out the proper setu [...]

    4. It's great that this book is going to be reprinted again, since its first publication in 1939. It's a very useful book.All the concepts of perspective are explained in plain and simple English. It teaches the basic foundation well, in a progressive manner where you build onto what you've learned earlier. Included are examples that emphasis the lesson point effectively. Once you get it, you get it forever.

    5. A great introduction that covers a range of techniques for using linear perspective. Some descriptions are hard to follow without some background knowledge or supplemental material.

    6. Although this book was a little dry, it is full of good information and tips for drawing perspective. The chapter summaries and drawing exercises are helpful.

    7. Probbaly the best book on perspective, packaged in a concise and entertaining format. A good book to keep close when drawing.

    8. Even though the introduction to the subject is a little bit too long and redundant, despite the will to introduce the user to the lexicon and frame of mind, the book is incredibly good. This is the version revised in the 1939 and republished in the 1999, but nonetheless certain things never changes and if someone is good at teaching you those things, their ways are always the best.I've found a lot of example very useful and the visuals here are veru good. A single illustration can drive you in t [...]

    9. Great reference book on perspective - easy to understand explanations with plenty of illustrations. Not surprised how complex perspective can be. This is one definitive go-to book on the subject that will be revisited again and again.

    10. It was pretty much your average introduction to perspective; not horrible, not wonderful, a little dated in presentation. For a beginner I would recommend Dubosque's "Draw 3-D" or the more helpful "Perspective Without Pain" instead.

    11. Recommended for a complete beginner. Although later chapters need more time, most of the books can be easily approached by everyone.

    12. When I first picked this book up at the library, I thought it was going to be really basic. I was surprised how complex it actually is.

    13. A really simple book to read and really informative. It really does break down perspective into easy steps and all it takes is an evening to read it.

    14. A superb little handbook that presents perspective drawing with sleek common sense and the wonderful conversational style typical of a manual from the era.

    15. This was a great read into Perspective drawing. It was a bit of a refresher of what I had learned in high school art classes.

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