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Perspective for Beginners | Part One: One-Point Perspective with Gary Meyer

Perspective for Beginners | Part One: One-Point Perspective
Master the Fundamentals of Perspective Learn the basics of 1-point perspective

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Gary Meyer
Drawing, Perspective
Graphite Pencil, Ruler
2h 10m 12s
Perspective for Beginners

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 of understanding for accurately drawing the proportions and distances between objects near and far from the viewers eye. Beginning with illustrated definitions and demonstrations of the important guidelines, then identifying these same principles in photographs, Gary will finish by leading you in an exercise of drawing a room in your own house in 1-Point Perspective.


  • 18″ x 24″ Marker Paper
  • T-Square
  • Drawing Board with Metal Edge
  • 30-60-90 Triangle
  • 45-90 Triangle
  • Architect’s Scale
  • C-Thru Ruler
  • Tombow Mono Professional Drawing Pencil

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