How to Draw in Perspective by Gary Faigin
A Lecture Series
Faigin offers entertaining lectures for artists of all levels in this five-part lecture series reviewing the principles and history of perspective with demonstrations, drawings and images. Principles of Perspective Drawing (fall quarter) is followed by Anatomy for the Artist (winter quarter) and Drawing the Features of the Head (spring quarter). The lectures can be taken sequentially as a series, or independently of each other.
Tuesdays, October 2 – October 30
7:00-8:30 P.M. Gage Capitol Hill
Third Floor, Geo Studio
All Levels Welcome!
Pay what you can to attend. Donations are welcome!
Enroll in the series:
October 2 | Gary Faigin | It’s all in your eye-level: How to get started with space
The horizon, often referred to as “eye-level,” is the key concept around which a perspective drawing is constructed. When we’re outdoors, we use the horizon as a point of reference to judge the scale and distance of objects in relation to us. Gary will explain how to understand eye-level and use it in perspective drawing.
October 9 | Gary Faigin | The key to convergence: How to find the vanishing point
Vanishing points are a source of confusion for many beginning perspective artists, but the first rule of a natural looking perspective drawing is understanding where to place the vanishing point. Gary will explain how the vanishing point is the key to convergence — giving your drawing a three-dimensional look.
October 16 | Gary Faigin | Keeping it real: How to draw realistic objects and interiors
Gary will talk about how to draw realistic interiors using two-point perspective. Perspective drawing can be a handy designer trick that helps to visualize space beyond a two-dimensional floor plan. If you are not an interior designer, drawing interiors and objects can be useful when creating backgrounds for character illustrations, or even concept sketches for a video game world.
October 23 | Gary Faigin | Point-of-view: How to master the circle in perspective
Believe it or not, it’s necessary to start with drawing a square in perspective to make an accurate circle. Join Gary and learn more!
October 30 | Gary Faigin | Drawing freehand: How to improve sketching with perspective
A thorough understanding of perspective is indispensable for a solid foundation in sketching. Gary will explain how you can dramatically improve your freehand drawing through understanding perspective.