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Perspective for dummies 4
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Published: December 29, 2006
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Time to prepare for this tutorial: 1 year
Time to make the tutorial: 6 hours
Purpose of the tutorial: To help beginners, or people who struggle with drawing perspectives to get a start in apply it.

I feel quite accomplished being able to finish this tutorial now. I promised this since last year, it was a challenge to even start to make it.
Honestly, I don't feel I am good at perspective, but it seems like I am good enough to teach some basics.

There are plenty of tutorials on perspectives out there, but not everyone can apply the technquies after they learn them.
I hope this tutorial will help out the majority of the artists who started drawing with characters first like I am.

Other recommanded tutorials: From easy to hard

:star: Interactive Perspective
:star: Introduction to Perspective
:star: Eye Level
:star: Spherical Perspective

To get more indepth about the "Character first" method I used to learn perspective.

I decided to focus on "Graphic" telling you the story and the rules, not the text. I hope that works and it's clear enough, because having getting used to thinking this way, I tend to skip and not make it specific enough for beginers.

For the beginers: You might have to re-read this tutorial 2-3 times to get what I am saying, don't rush, study.
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ayushraj1024's avatar
ayushraj1024Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for this. :3
mushimaru202's avatar
this is going to help me really good!!
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LevStripesHobbyist General Artist
your manga tutorials are really useful, thank you! also they're some of the best you could find on the net. joy
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I'm a bit confused. I don't understand how boxing the circle/oval and finding the center equals finding the horizon line. I'm sure you aren't, but it seems like you're just assuming where the h-line is.

Is it where the two lines from the box intersect?
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mayshingProfessional Filmographer
The method here is using the perspective you already set with the character to find that H-line.
The H-line can be set 2 ways, one is before you draw anything... one is after you draw something.

In the beginning perspective is harder to grasp due to the concept,
If you need more information about perspective you should consider getting a book,
the info will be more complete for you to grasp the concept.
Antikv's avatar
this is awsome..Thank you so much for this,been looking for perspective toturial for ages...and this is one of the best toturial ive seen
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SailorSun546Hobbyist General Artist
Now every time I see a circle, I'm gonna have to shout BOX IT!!

These tutorials are amazingly informative, by the way. I thank you very veyr much. :)
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My biggest problem in perspective when it comes to people is the down to up and up to down perspective. (Meaning below or above a person. I often make mistakes with the leg thickness for females. (Giantess pics.)
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mayshingProfessional Filmographer
try this video and see if it helps with the concept:
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daddysirStudent General Artist
As a beginner, I need all of the tutorials (especially for dummies) that I can get. These are clear and incredibly helpful. Thank You for taking the time to create and post these for others to learn.

I love your gallery, you are already a professional.
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mayshingProfessional Filmographer
thank you. I am very glad you found this brief tutorial helpful, I was trying to be visually percise, not everyone gets it, but most who already did their begining study in perspectives seem to get it quite well.
Tharalin's avatar
i've problems with the face's in the pic, i can' see a differenz (ok i can see some - but ...(arrgh its hard to explain that ) i can't see what the differenz is about (@.°)
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mayshingProfessional Filmographer
the differences is the subtle use of curve lines, if you assume things are straight, your work will turn out rigid and unnatural, but if you observe carefully, you should see a difference in the use of curve, arch for perspective.
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This is really helping me get better in dynamic poses and perspective!
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Well done professor Mayshing! :clap:

Sincerely your student,
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mayshingProfessional Filmographer
lol~ XD
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D: ahhh so many angles xD
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shadow-freak Digital Artist
YEY :heart:
I love how you don't mince words. : D It makes things so much easier.
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CheshireCat8DHobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm a little confused here. I sort of see how boxing a sphere can help locate a center, but I don't understand what is the use/application for finding its center.
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mayshingProfessional Filmographer
to find the horizon line, that's how one starts to set perspective for the scenery if they want to use it. If you are not familiar with the use of perspective yet, go to visit the tutorials I listed at the bottom.
This tutorial in particular is for those who already have the basic perspective knowledge, yet can't apply it, it's a bridge for them.
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alma-chan Digital Artist
o my how usefull
lunayuy's avatar
Thanks for doing this! It really helps!
na-insoo's avatar
Phew, lots of work, really informative, and nice to read. Thanks a lot -- I'm going to read more up on this
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