Street Sketching Part 2

——   Created by Evgeniy Stasenko

Linear Perspective in Landscape

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Linear perspective drawing is the art of creating the illusion of depth on flat surface of sketch. In perspective all the objects seem to gradually decrease in size when the distance between them and viewer increase. And each of the sets of parallel lines coming out from the objects in the sketch appear to meet at one particular point.

In the first video I'll explain you what is the line of horizon, what is vanishing or melting point and which lines are known as orthogonals or convergence lines. We'll be speaking about two mostly used perspective schemes: one-point perspective and two-point perspective. These two types of linear perspective give us enough freedom in sketching to achieve a good result in big variety of landscapes.

In the two next videos I'll build up examples of landscapes based on one-point and two-point perspective schemes. And, of course, I'll show you some of my tricks and hints for avoiding unnecessary work and trouble drawing landscape.

This class gives you basic knowledge about linear perspective and step-by-step instructions for using this knowledge in drawing.

The course project

For sketching we need:

- wire-bound sketchbook A5 size with a thick cardboard back

- measuring tool consisting of grid on the transparent base

(how to make it explained in very first video)

- mechanical pencil with B or 2B lead

- eraser

- snap-off knife

Please first try to do small sketches with boxes using two types of perspective schemes: one-point perspective and two- point perspective. It makes theory less abstract and helps you to warm up before the main task.

The main task consists of two landscapes: one is based on one-point perspective scheme and second on two-point perspective scheme.

To draw sketches you can use real landscape in front of you or a big photo. If you use photo, please keep some distance from it to make process similar to sketching on location.

Add your project here for display and to get feedback. In order to make the feedback and discussion more profound, upload as well the photo of the landscape you depicted.

So, good luck in sketching! I can't wait to see your beautiful sketches!

10 Lessons

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Types of linear perspective
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Drawing landscape with one-point perspective
How to draw two-point perspective without melting points
How perspective grid works
Using perspective grid in sketch
Finalizing sketch with perspective grid
Three-point perspective using grid
Three-point perspective sketch from life
Three-point perspective without horizon line
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About the instructor

Hello, I'm Evgeniy.

I am an artist from Moscow but recently I moved to Barcelona. I graduated from Moscow Padagogical University, Fine Arts & Graphic Department and have practiced both fine arts and teaching ever since, simultaneously more than 20 years.

As teacher I have always aimed at creating an …

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