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1-Point Perspective Tutorial by dragonictoni 1-Point Perspective Tutorial by dragonictoni
I learn perspective so you don't have to.

Here is the first of a couple tutorials about perspective. I figure it's good to help people out once and a while and make them cry at the same time.

Learn something! Your brain will hate it but it is good for you.
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BDxCrazyazian Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Very interesting... Tell me more about this "perspective" as you put it.
dragonictoni Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
It makes things look.. in perspective! WooooOOoooo
BDxCrazyazian Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes... I was one of the ones who taught you young Jedi.
khAthORze Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Nigzblackman Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional General Artist
hey would you mind if i put this in my manga help group here on DA at all ? =)
dragonictoni Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
roothragon Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
Fascinating, I've never seen this method fully explained. I really like it, and will try it out on my sketchpad some time.

A few critiques though, if I may?

The flow is reversed partway through the steps. In other words, you start with Step 1 then show a diagram. Then the diagram following Step 3 also includes constructions directed from Step 4, which I found a bit disorienting at first. I figured it out eventually, it was just inconsistent, and threw me off. It helped that I've had exposure to this before, but for the newly initiated, this might contribute complexity to this already complex topic.

Also, although you usefully color code each of the construction lines, you only refer to their names in your instructions. I would suggest labeling them on the diagrams in which they are newly introduced, or else putting parenthetical references to the color when you refer to the line name for the first time. For instance, in Step 4, "Converge lines (black) from the measurement marks on the ground line to the vanishing point." (Note that later you refer to the "convergence lines", but you only imply their name in Step 4). Alternatively, perhaps you could have a legend somewhere indicating which colors are which line types?
dragonictoni Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the input. I was wondering about the step sequencing too but I kept it. I wasn't aware that the flow was reversed, though? I thought all the steps were below their respective diagrams?

On step 1 the diagram is the blue line above, it is not a divider.

I will make the name also color coated as well, sounds more useful. I figure a legend won't be necessary as long as they are color coated. Hmm...
roothragon Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2010
Aha! That 'dividing line' did escape my notice as an actual diagram. That makes the sequence much better.
Kierach Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2010
! nice, there's surprisingly a lot of stuff in here that I didn't know, and that's just one point perspective.
Antiman90 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010
Nice Tutorial. Personally, I prefer two-point perspectives, but it never hurts to look back at other forms. :) Can't wait for the next one.
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October 16, 2010
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