View Full Version : any good three point perspective tutorials out there?

02-14-2008, 12:24 AM
specifically how to measure fairly accurate floor and window heights in worms eye and birds eye pov's.

02-14-2008, 10:54 AM
I don't have any links to online tutorials but I know of two books that are decent.

BlueLinePro's Perpective for Comics (http://www.bluelinepro.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=BL&Product_Code=BL3020&Category_Code=005ara)

and David Chelsea's Perspective for Comic Book Artists (http://www.amazon.com/Perspective-Comic-Book-Artists-Professional/dp/0823005674/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1203004483&sr=8-1)


Gav Heryng
02-14-2008, 01:33 PM
There are loads of tutorials on various perspectives at http://www.scottmcdaniel.net/


02-14-2008, 10:15 PM
thanks guys, I'm familiar with those links (except the Perspective For Comics one), I guess I was looking for a good shortcut method that yields acceptable results, most three point perspective drawing methods described in books are quite time intensive and require a lot of measuring etc.
In fact I've noticed many books ( especially how to draw manga and western comic book art instructional books) never describe exactly how to correctly measure the receding floor levels in three point, maybe the best way is just to eyeball it and use a diagonal vp.

Gav Heryng
02-18-2008, 07:28 AM
I'd say that's pretty much spot on.

I have also never seen any tutorial that tells you how to get it mathematically correct, but if you can get it looking close enough so no-one can tell then you'll be fine.

The best piece of advice I can give is to work out your perpective about half the size you need it and then blow it up on a photocopier and lightbox it. This way you avoid trying to work out vanishing points 6 feet off your drawing board.


02-18-2008, 07:42 AM
Here´s a shortcut method for a rough perspective grid. Third point should be easy to add.


02-18-2008, 11:46 AM
thanks, shortcuts and eyeballing will save a lot of aggravation.