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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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In this series, acclaimed artist and instructor Gary Meyer will impart on you his knowledge of multi-point perspective, light and shadow, and reflections.Gary continues his series with this lesson on drawing in Two-Point Perspective. He elaborates on different techniques for dividing lines, repeating rectangles, and checking for distortion in your perspective drawings. Materials 18″ x […]

In this series, acclaimed artist and instructor Gary Meyer will impart on you his knowledge of multi-point perspective, light and shadow, and reflections. He will start by teaching you the basics of drawing in 1-Point Perspective. In this first lesson, his rules-of-thumb regarding vanishing points, picture planes, and measuring points will give you a foundation […]

Erik Olson deliberates more varied and complex examples of drawing objects using reference planes, reference points, intersecting planes, shapes, and surfaces meeting with seams. A simple scene with a blimp, an archway, and a 1940’s type racecar is related to the cone of vision. Materials 45-45-90 Transparent Triangle Ruler 30-60-90 Transparent Triangle Ruler Alvin Pro-Matic […]

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Erik Olson continues creating more complex curved objects and related reference planes and points to achieve correct perspective diminishment and foreshortening with these side to side symmetrical objects. Methods of intersecting objects and surfaces together are introduced. Materials 45-45-90 Transparent Triangle Ruler 30-60-90 Transparent Triangle Ruler Alvin Pro-Matic Lead Holder – 2H Lead Alvin Rotary […]

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Erik Olson introduces the concept of side-to-side symmetrical drawing and referencing, an especially useful approach for man-made objects. Eric draws various arches, curved patterns, multiple levels of basic curved shapes, and simple bridges. Materials 45-45-90 Transparent Triangle Ruler 30-60-90 Transparent Triangle Ruler Alvin Pro-Matic Lead Holder – 2H Lead Alvin Rotary Lead Pointer T-Square Ruler […]

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