UPDATE! October 1st, 2023: This version of the website will no longer receive updates. Please transition to the new website for the best experience. Access V3 Now >>

This course has been recently reformatted to include assignments and references. Part one is available now here.

« Back to Course

Perspective 1: An Introduction with Erik Olson

Perspective 1: An Introduction
Learn Perspective for Artists Erik will guide you through the challenging subject of perspective in this series

Ready to watch the whole lesson?

Become a member and get unlimited access to the entire New Masters Academy library

  • Lesson Details
Erik Olson
Art Theory
Colored Pencil, Pencil
5h 19m 30s
Perspective for Artists

In this first lesson of the series, artist and veteran instructor Erik Olson introduces perspective in a complete and unabridged pictorial form for artists. Erik walks you through the process of integrating compositional thumbnails and sketches with perspective all the way through to fully formal, measured perspective. You will learn how to use perspective as a tool for the artist, to serve compositional and conceptual goals. The practices and proofs that you will learn are derived from the Renaissance all the way to present day methods.



  • 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
  • Protractor
  • Prismacolor Verithin Colored Pencil – Red/Blue
  • Paintbrush
  • Kneaded Eraser
  • Hard Eraser
Beginner Friendly

This lesson has 3D Models reference. Subscribe now