In week one, Erik will introduce you to the basic principles of perspective. You will learn the common vocabulary used when plotting objects in perspective.
In week two, Erik will show you how to plot, multiply, and duplicate planes and cubes in perspective. You will learn how to draw cubes at varying points and draw in distortion outside the cone of vision.
In week three, Erik will show you how to use the cone of vision to avoid distortion and establish the picture frame in your perspective drawings. Then, you will learn how to plot cubes in perspective using an orthographic view.
In week four, Erik will demonstrate how to create scenes in perspective. You will learn how to reference height and draw elevated planes. Mastering those skills will allow you to proficiently capture hills and uneven landscapes in perspective.
In week five, Erik will introduce you to drawing ellipses in perspective. You will explore the eight-point method for drawing an ellipse, then practice it on cylinders and other similar objects.
In week six, you will learn to create a planned elevation in perspective. Erik will teach you how to measure objects across the planes in perspective. You will practice drawing objects above or below eye level.
In week seven, you will learn how to plot a one-point perspective scene. Erik will draw over real-world examples to demonstrate the principles of one-point perspective. Then, you will discover how to construct a room.
In week eight, Erik will teach you how to construct household objects in perspective using ellipses. You will learn to utilize the tools of perspective to draw any object
In week nine, you will learn how camera lenses affect perspective. Erik will review the rules of one-point perspective. Then, you will be given an overview of two-point perspective.
In week ten, Erik will teach you the basics of drawing interior and exterior environments from two-point perspective. You will learn how to create measurements to construct a room in scale.
In week 11, Erik will demonstrate how to measure planes and objects in two-point perspective. You will practice using a measuring point and identifying two-point perspective in images.
In week 12, Erik will show you how to create scenes in two-point perspective. You will learn the aspects of traditional framing that utilize two-point perspective.
Yes, this course is designed to introduce the fundamentals of perspective to beginners. However, intermediate and advanced students who wish to refresh their knowledge of perspective are welcome to take it!
A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare. This course covers many new drawing materials, but you can also use alternative options you have at home.
This course includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the materials taught by instructor Erik Olson. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.
Most New Masters Academy courses are designed to be done traditionally or digitally. Software changes constantly, but the fundamentals stay the same. It will be up to you to translate the information that you are learning to your software of choice.
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