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Perspective Techniques for Better Drawing

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Ditch your eraser and take a new approach to drawing perspective.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list, drawing templates and other resources
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Marjorie Leggitt

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Looking to gain a new perspective on drawing? Join award-winning illustrator Marjorie Leggitt as she reveals simple methods to draw perspective accurately, without all the fuss! Follow along with Marjorie as she guides you to complete three projects to help you hone your skills. Discover a new way to see the three-dimensional world and translate it to paper with ease. With Marjorie’s step-by-step guidance, see just how easy drawing perspective becomes, even for beginners.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Getting Started With Linear Perspective
Meet Marjorie and begin with an overview of perspective. Explore the various attributes of linear perspective. Then dive right into your first project, a tumbleweed, by drawing the framework, or "skeleton."
2. Linear Perspective: Tumbleweed & Leaf
3. Linear Perspective: Daisy & Daffodil
4. Atmospheric Perspective: Value Mapping
5. Atmospheric Perspective: Values in Still Life
6. Techniques in Context

Recommended with this class

  • Graphite and colored pencils
  • Permanent markers
  • Tracing paper

Taught by

Marjorie Leggitt
Marjorie Leggitt
Marjorie Leggitt is a professional science illustrator who started her career at Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History dissecting and illustrating Australian land snails. Running her own freelance studio since 1985, she illustrates text and trade books, professional journals, museum exhibits and interpretive signage. For more than 25 years, Marjorie has taught her drawing techniques at the Denver Botanic Gardens’ School of Botanical Art & Illustration. She also teaches art workshops throughout the United States.

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