Can you think back and remember what it was like to really struggle with a concept? I've got no pride. I've done this a ton of times–riding my bike, algebra, Avogadro's number…and perspective drawing. I thought once I got to college and started studying the stuff I really was passionate about I wouldn't stumble anymore. Wrong!
Perspective drawing was really hard for me to recognize in works of art. I was okay when discussing how artists built on one-point perspective to create more and more complicated spatial scenarios with two-point perspective and three-point perspective. But starting to apply it or recognize where vanishing points were in works made me cross-eyed.
|Fresco employing foreshortening by Melozzo da Forli.|
I did eventually get it after tons of perspective drawing lessons from a dear friend who drilled me over and over again about this stuff, but it was a struggle. You don't have to go through that. Perspective Made Simple is one of the most useful artist's resources that I can recommend because it takes a topic that many artists struggle with and makes it concise, straightforward, and understandable.
And what's really ideal is that the producers made Perspective Made Simple from the artist's perspective (no pun intended). What I mean it is tailor-made with your concerns and goals in mind as a painter or draftsman.
Interested? Watch a couple of clips from Perspective Made Simple and see how uncomplicated the whole idea of perspective drawing becomes.
Perspective Made Simple: Spacing Objects Equally in Space
Perspective Made Simple: How to Draw Shadows