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How To Enhance Drawings Using Perspective

This tutorial will teach you how to use perspective in your drawings to make them look more realistic and effective.

Tutorial category: drawing  
Tutorial type:
Step-by-step   
Submitted by:
guymclean
Tools used: This tutorial can be done using pencils or any drawing software.
This tutorial is based on:
Into Perspective by guymclean

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Step 1

Perspective in the context of visual perception is the way in which
objects appear to the eye based on their size, and the position
from which the eye is seeing them from.

This tutorial will teach you how to use perspective in your
drawings to make them look more realistic and effective.

Perspective can add depth to your picture, instead of just having
the main drawing as the picture, you can add a foreground and a
background, making it look that little bit better.

 

Step 2

The majority of images which I will be using for this tutorial will
have been done by myself using Microsoft Paint, due, mainly to the
fact that it is simple and easy to use.

As you can see, the drawing doesn't look very exciting - this is
because there is no sense of depth and even though the road (OK its
a poor excuse for a road) is getting farther away, it is not getting
any smaller which is not realistic.

 

 

Step 3

Now, however, you will see that the road appears to be getting
smaller in the distance. This is a simple drawing technique which
makes your drawing more real.

Ok, this isn't a masterpiece but you can see a difference and if you
are doing a more detailed picture it will have a big impact. So,
thats one example of where perspective can make your drawings
better, I will do another one in the next step.

 

Step 4

As you can see in this picture (which is not drawn by myself), that
as the people get further away, they get smaller. This can change a
picture because if they were the same size, it wouldn't look right.

Perspective can also show where objects are in a picture. If the two
small people were the same size as the three big people, we wouldn't
know that they were in the distance. This seems obvious, however
drawings are commonly drawn without the artist considering
perspective.

 

Step 5

Perspective can also be used to trick the mind. My drawing "Into
Perspective" is a good example of this. It is an optical illusion
where it tricks your mind into thinking that the further away line
is longer because it takes up three blocks instead of just one. So,
instead of your brain seeing the blocks side by side and comparing
the lengths, it uses its knowlege of perspective and guesses that
the one furthest away is larger than the one nearest - even though
they are both the same length.

 

 

Step 6

So now that you now about perspective, you can use it to enhance and
better your drawings. Good Luck!

PS If you want any help or just want to tell me something, feel free
to send me a message.

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