artist must master perspective like a writer masters grammar. This
series of perspective lectures is the definitive source for learning
how to draw anything that exists in space. They are not slick productions;
they are Marshall and a chalkboard. These videos are the best way
we know to learn how to draw professionally. Master the content
of these tapes and you master everything an artist needs to know
on the subject of perspective.
INTRO TO PERSPECTIVE
lecture is an overview of the course. It explains what perspective
is, why it's difficult, and how to simplify to make it useful. Marshall
defines the terms you will need for the course and gives the five
ways artists create the illusion of depth on a flat surface.
RIGHT ANGLES PART 1
lecture demonstrates why parallel lines seem to meet in the distance.
You will understand why the horizon and your eye level are always
the same thing. You will also see that if you can draw a cube, you
can draw practically anything.
RIGHT ANGLES PART 2
why camera lenses have different focal lengths and how whenever
you make a picture, you are giving your viewer a wide-angle, normal
or telephoto view of the subject by placing your vanishing points.
This is the secret of distorting and exaggerating an object.
RIGHT ANGLES PART 3
the "structural approach" to drawing that lets you "see through"
objects and draw the unseen lines. This same approach allows you
to draw groups of people in open spaces and keep their apparent
sizes consistent as they become distant. Also learn the two hazards
of applying this and how to overcome them.
CIRCLES & ELLIPSES PART 1
are everywhere, and ellipses are circles in perspective. Poorly
constructed ellipses are one of the quickest giveaways of the untrained
artist. This demonstration shows you how you can construct a precise
ellipse and how you can improve your freehand drawings of anything
that has circular sections.
CIRCLES & ELLIPSES PART 2
demonstration will show you how to overcome the two most baffling
problems beginners have in trying to put wheels on cars or knobs
on doors: finding the center of the circle in space and placing
the angle properly. In less than an hour, these problems will be
solved for the rest of your career.
CIRCLES & ELLIPSES PART 3
gears and designs on cans or vases are not solved by guesswork.
They can be drawn accurately and confidently. This lecture shows
how to master any round form, whether industrial or natural, by
learning to wrap lines around a sphere.
CIRCLES & ANGLES COMBINED
box flaps and even human limbs create new drawing problems because
they swing on a hinge. They are solved by combining all the material
covered in the course so far.
INCLINED PLANES & THE VANISHING TRACE
surface that is not level needs its own horizon line and vanishing
points. How do you find them? This lecture will show you that the
"vanishing trace" is all you need to draw rooftops, stairways and
any other surfaces that slant up or down.
DEPTH MEASURING SYSTEMS PART 1
lecture covers three of the five ways to "measure back into space"
on the flat surface of your paper. The first two are simple and
quick, but limited. The third system allows you to precisely draw
picket fences, floor tiles, or anything that recedes with regular
DEPTH MEASURING SYSTEMS PART 2
is a demonstration of the more advanced systems that will allow
you to place any complex and irregular set of measurements onto
a wall or a floor or a stairway and know where to place every point.
The final system is surprisingly easy when you know about the "special
does a 3D program let you see an imaginary object from any angle?
It uses the same method artists have used for hundreds of years.
Learn how a top, side and front view can be used to draw an object
from any point of view.
COLLEGE LEVEL COURSE 1 HOUR EACH
Price: $129.00 for all Twelve Lectures
Free (US Postal Office)