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with Stephanie Bower
Online Class

Perspective for Sketchers

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Easily sketch urban spaces and building interiors in perspective with lifetime access to online video lessons from urban sketcher and renowned instructor Stephanie Bower. Start by expanding your knowledge of foundational perspective sketching concepts. Build on these basics as Stephanie shows you how to simplify a building's facade so that it's easy to draw in detail. Gain confidence capturing different points of view as you learn how to draw from aerial, eye-level and worm's-eye vantage points. Ready to make complex scenes simple to sketch? Find out how using three easy steps. Move on to using watercolors to recreate the light, shade and shadow of your scene. Then, put your new skills to use sketching everything from interior spaces to bustling outdoor scenes.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 2h11m

Included in this Class

1. Measuring Accurate Proportions

1. Measuring Accurate Proportions

Meet architectural illustrator Stephanie Bower and start learning how to apply basic perspective principles to your sketching. Ease into the process with head-on elevation views. Stephanie shows you how to quickly and accurately measure an object's proportions before blocking in simple shapes and details.

2. Building a Sketch in Layers

2. Building a Sketch in Layers

Whether you're sketching the Taj Mahal, an ornate chateau or buildings in your hometown, Stephanie shares tips and tricks for effectively capturing the scene. Learn how to break a complex facade into basic geometric shapes. Then discover Stephanie's technique for adding multiple layers of detail.

3. Concepts of Perspective Space

3. Concepts of Perspective Space

Deepen your understanding of perspective as you practice sketching locations from aerial, eye-level and worm's-eye vantage points. With Stephanie's expert guidance, you'll see how to achieve a sense of depth from a variety of perspectives using size, spacing and vanishing points.

Recommended with this class

  • Standard art supplies: pencils, pens, surfaces, kneaded eraser, craft knife
  • Ruler