About the book:
The goal of Perspective Made Easy: A Step-by-Step Guide (Impact Books, July 2015) is to teach readers of all skill levels how to draw the world around them- everything from cars, rooms, and landscapes to rockets, furniture, and pants- with realistic and convincing depth. The format is a colorful blend of a comic and traditional step-by-step instruction.
Click here to preview the first chapter as a PDF!
The book starts simple, establishing the basics of perspective with the horizon line and one- and two-point perspective. Then it delves into the trickier stuff, including slopes and tilts, three-point perspective, circles and cylinders, measuring out foreshortened space, and even how to use perspective when drawing people and animals.
Each chapter begins with a list of learning objectives, and then delivers useful techniques, the theory behind them, and practical shortcuts whenever possible. There are loads of step-by-step demonstrations, too, of course, including rooms, cars, landscapes, dinosaurs, 3-D lettering, and more. Each chapter ends with a review of the essential information to help retention.
The final product is a book that is dense, comprehensive, well-organized, and really, really useful. Also I've been told it's funny.
Check out this trailer to get you pumped up, courtesy Impact Books. Thanks, Impact!
Is this cup of tea yours? Then buy it!!!
It's currently on shelves nationwide at your local Barnes and Noble, Hastings, or other chain stores. Or if you live in the Orlando area, you can also find it at a cool little indepedendent book store called Bookmark It. And, of course, it's online all over the place.
UPDATE (August 27): In a battle of the underdogs, Amazon and Barnes and Noble (online) just dropped the price to 13 bucks to match Walmart. Walmart dropped the price to $12.