Drawing in Perspective with Dan Beardshaw
In this online course, you will learn everything about drawing in perspective. Perspective drawing is a technique that is used to display three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional image plane, such as a sheet of paper. The technique is therefore used to create a realistic sense of space. Perspective drawing is one of the foundations for drawing, as drawings often look distorted or flat without the right perspective. Hence, perspective drawing is an art fundamental which will greatly help you in improving your artworks. So, dive right in!
My name is Dan Beardshaw and I am an artist and practising architect. I am 24 years old and have been drawing since I can remember as it is my favourite means of creating.
It‘s clear that my art has developed over time: I mostly used to focus on realistic drawing, creating videos, giving advice and demonstrations to help others create their own artwork. Whilst I still produce content of this kind, I have more recently been creating videos covering perspective drawing, a subject that I find to be more niche but nonetheless enjoyable. Perspective drawing is a great place to start for beginners, too.
ONLINE ART CLASS: DRAWING PERSPECTIVES
- One Point Perspective
- Two Points Perspective
- Three Points Perspective
- Working with Volumes
- Creating Textures
over 100 minutes of video tutorials
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Get to know our drawing expert Dan! In this first session about drawing in perspective, next to shortly presenting himself, Dan will cover the very basics of drawing in perspective from its discovery to its daily use in today’s artworks, explaining what is involved in perspective drawing.
After having learned about the horizon line and vanishing points in the first session, session two covers drawing in one point perspective. Learn how to draw in one point perspective easily by drawing several boxes using one vanishing point and finally apply what you have learned to drawing a tree alley.
Learn how to give the impression of looking up on or down at something in your drawings. This is what three point perspective is about and Dan will show you how to get there. Again, drawing out some boxes is how it all starts and the session ends with a drawing of an abandoned barn in three points perspective.
In this tutorial session Dan runs you through the creation of more complex volumes. Learn how to draw cylinders and pitched roofs in perspective and apply your learnings when drawing a complex building in two points perspective.