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In the third lesson of the series, Mark begins with some general rules and tips for monochrome drawings– designing the shapes, the values we assign to them, and the edges between them. He then moves on to draw three shadow patterns on three heads based on the Reilly Abstraction. He incorporates three different lighting scenarios […]

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In the series’ second lesson, Mark introduces Frank Reilly’s abstraction: a rhythmical representation of the shapes and forms of the head. Internalizing this model will give you an excellent starting point for any portrait or head drawing. Mark first explains a little bit of the history behind this abstraction, then moves on to show you […]

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As the protegé to the famous Fred Fixler, who worked directly under the legendary Frank Reilly, Mark has unrivaled knowledge of the Reilly Method for drawing the head. In the 1980’s, his artistic prominence gave way to an illustrious career in Hollywood movie poster design. He later founded Associate’s in Art in Southern California, a […]

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In the final lesson of his series on 3-Point Perspective, Erik Olson shows you how to combine three-point, two-point, and one-point perspective. He does demonstrations of tree-house, hallway, and restaurant scenes, and extreme bird’s and worm’s eye views. If you’ve watched this whole series you will learn how to draw informal and applied perspective drawings, […]

In this intermediate lesson, Erik Olson ushers you further into an understanding of three-point perspective. Having become familiar with (and, hopefully, memorized!) the basics of the three-point triangle and the cone of vision, it’s now time to start applying the knowledge to figures, objects, and scenes. To harness the power of perspective in your artwork […]

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In this highly anticipated lesson, Erik Olson tackles the challenging subject of Three Point Perspective, elucidating the difference between one, two, and three point perspective. Building upon prior lessons, and with an understanding of vanishing points, measuring points, station points, and centers of vision, you will learn to construct scenes with “bird’s eye” and “worm’s […]

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In this lesson, veteran NMA Instructor Erik Olson shows you that an understanding of perspective benefits not only the construction of scenes with buildings and large objects, but also of the figure itself. As you move toward learning 3-Point Perspective, it’s important that you’re able to place your figures in realistic perspective. Using a mental […]

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Ellen Eagle
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