Module 4.1

Introduction to Perspective and Composition

The rules and guidelines that make up the various elements of perspective and composition enable artists to expressively and aesthetically arrange their subjects within the boundaries of a drawing space.

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Brenda Hoddinott

Author of Drawing for Dummies, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Drawing People, Drawing Book 1: Getting Started, and owner of Drawspace.com

Individual Lessons


4.1.A1

Make a Viewfinder Frame
By Brenda Hoddinott

4.1.A2

Compose with a Viewfinder Frame
By Brenda Hoddinott

4.1.A4

Draw a Box with One-Point Perspective
By Brenda Hoddinott

4.1.A5

Three Perspectives on Boxes
By Brenda Hoddinott

4.1.A7

Draw Simple Overlapping Shapes
By Brenda Hoddinott

FREE 4.1.A10

A Forest Fades into the Mist
By Brenda Hoddinott

4.1.R1

How to Use a Viewfinder Frame
By Brenda Hoddinott

FREE 4.1.R3

Identifying Your Eye Level
By Brenda Hoddinott

4.1.R4

Above, Below, and On the Horizon Line
By Brenda Hoddinott

4.1.R5

Disappearing Into a Vanishing Point
By Brenda Hoddinott

4.1.R7

Creating Depth with Overlapping
By Brenda Hoddinott

4.1.R9

Composing a Portrait of Joel Allen
By Brenda Hoddinott

4.1.R10

Atmospheric Perspective
By Brenda Hoddinott

4.1.R14

Looking into Foreshortening
By Brenda Hoddinott