When art students understand how to use perspective, they will be able to recreate the world around them with a higher degree of success on paper. To draw using perspective, students only need paper, a pencil, and a ruler or straight edge.
This zip file includes four different PDF products.
Linear Perspective: Article and Worksheet
is 10 pages in length. There is an illustrated 5 page article meant to introduce students to the concept of using linear perspective in art. There is also a worksheet for students to complete with an answer key.
1 Point Perspective: How to Draw Boxes and a Room
is made up of 2 booklets. The first part includes written directions with black and white illustrations on how to draw boxes using one point perspective. The second booklet demonstrates how to draw a room using one point perspective.
2 Point Perspective: How to Draw Boxes and a City
also has 2 different booklets. The first book illustrates how to draw boxes above, on, and below the horizon line. The second printout is a tutorial for drawing a city scene.
3 Point Perspective: How to Draw Boxes and Scenes
includes 4 booklets that teach how to draw using three point perspective. The black and white illustrations include descriptive text to demonstrate how to draw from a bird’s eye view and a worm’s eye view.
After students practice using perspective by following along with these drawing tutorials, they should be able to create their own original illustrations. These booklets would be great to use as part of a drawing lesson on perspective, or they could be used independently by students who want create realistic scenes as part of an assignment. The teacher can use these as reference during a demonstration, or the instructor can copy them and pass them out to the class.
This work by Klaire Pearson
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