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Perspective 18: Introduction to Three-Point Perspective with Erik Olson

Perspective 18: Introduction to Three-Point Perspective
Learn Perspective for Artists Tackle the challenging subject of three-point perspective

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  • Lesson Details
Erik Olson
Art Theory
Colored Pencil, Pencil
2h 29m 33s
Perspective for Artists

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 eye” points of view. Erik’s lessons are the best way to develop your three-dimensional mind, which is vital to incorporating interesting “multi-point” perspective into your art. He shows you that it doesn’t have to be a daunting or overwhelming subject– with patience, concentration, and practice, three point perspective can be a fun and valuable tool in your artistic repertoire.

This is an advanced lesson, we don’t recommend you start here! CLICK HERE to browse Erik’s other Perspective lessons.


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