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Perspective 3: Referencing, Scene Set-Ups, and Ellipses with Erik Olson

Perspective 3: Referencing, Scene Set-Ups, and Ellipses
Learn Perspective for Artists Erik will help you achieve accurate diminishment in 2-point persepctive

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  • Lesson Details
Erik Olson
Art Theory
Colored Pencil, Pencil
5h 53m 1s
Perspective for Artists

In the third lesson in Erik Olson’s perspective series, Erik demonstrates more complex referencing methods considering both 1 and 2 point perspective together in views. Many of the picture set-ups exhibit “in picture” methods that allow the artist to stay within the scene frame to achieve accurate diminishment. You will also learn about Camera frame behavior in relation to artistic compositional decision making, as well as the use of ellipses. These ideas are further demonstrated in a basic 3-D program walk through.


  • 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
  • Helix Technical Compass
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