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It's easy to draw from side to side on your paper, using its width. It's easy to draw from top to bottom on your paper, using its height. But how do you draw something going away from you, into the distance? How do you create depth the third dimension in your drawing? What I want to teach you is linear perspective, a technique first developed almost years ago, during the Renaissance. As you flip through my illustrations, this may seem like really complicated and technical stuff.

And it is … sort of. Those clever artists who figured this out weren't trying to make your life easy! They only wanted to make realistic pictures. Fortunately, you'll find that the basics really are pretty simple. Better, you don't need much beyond the basics to make some pretty cool drawings. Best of all, perspective can make your drawings look real in a way you can't achieve without it. You'll need a few supplies, some patience, and a positive attitude.

Expect to make mistakes as you learn, and keep a smile on your face: with each mistake you learn another way not to do it! Sold by: Amazon. Skip to main content Doug DuBosque. Something went wrong.

Please try your request again later. Was that simply talent? No, you need more than talent. You need skills. Nobody's born with skills! You need practice. Try, and try again. And you need encouragement, so you don't start to think that you "can't" draw. Why could I draw buildings in perspective at age 5? Because my father saw how much I loved to draw.

So he showed me how to draw in perspective. Here's some advice. Draw it on a rainy day to cheer you up. But if you want to get good, skip that drawing. Really LOOK at something real and then draw it. Your hand. Your foot. Your face in the mirror. Your mother. Your cat. A bicycle. DO make sure you have good light when you draw.

And the date. And keep it. Some drawings seem to get better when they just sit for a while, even years. I have no idea ;- Don't throw them out! Are you an author? Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography. Learn more at Author Central. Previous page. Kindle Edition. Board book. Next page. Blog post. Almost eight years! My Day in Uruguay Some funny stuff,some pretty pics,some oddities.

Thanks for your attention! Reviewing the stats, I found 1, posts listed, but only 1, published. The digging dog 26 February This is from a month or so ago. Of course you did — congratulations! End of the line. The antique Commer truck. September December December — mistakenly thought to be a different one: January and yet again, parked at the zoo: Alas, on a dreary day in , that sad truck that appears to have finally reached the end of the line: Interesting to reflect that this truck was built the year I was born.

Enchufar redux. A visit to the hospital reminded me of their wonderful weirdness here. Feu de paille. Not long ago, spam filters fingered a questionable blog comment, leaving me the decision rather than deleting it outright. What could I have written about that? Nothing, it turns out: linked to the then-latest blog post of an enthusiastic couple who had moved to Uruguay from California with their youn.

There's a problem loading this menu right now. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Get free delivery with Amazon Prime. Books By Doug DuBosque. Draw 3-D: A step-by-step guide to perspective drawing Jan 26, What you need Find a comfortable place to draw - with decent light, so you can see what you're doing. A mechanical pencil works best for this type of drawing. Have a ruler or straightedge handy. It's very difficult to draw in perspective without one.

If you have one, use a T-square and triangle. You'll probably want a separate eraser the eraser on your pencil will disappear quickly. My favorite type is a kneaded type, available in art supply and craft stores. Patience: pay attention to the concepts. Do plenty of practice drawings! Other Formats: Library Binding , Paperback. Learn to Draw NOW! May 15, They had absolutely no idea how to draw basic forms in 3-D, and hence found themselves in no position to pass on that useful knowledge to their students.

After 16 printings, we retired it a couple years ago. I hope it will help you explore and enjoy the magical process of making marks on a two-dimensional piece of paper look three-dimensional!

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