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The Art & Science of Perspective

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Transform your work from flat to fully dimensional with essential perspective techniques!

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What You Get

  • 8 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Jeff DiCicco
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Explore the principles of perspective guided by artist and architectural illustrator Jeff DiCicco, and learn to draw depictions of depth so convincing, you feel as though you could step inside. Delve into the process of establishing a vanishing point and a horizon line by using a ruler to draw precise orthogonal and transversal lines. Then sketch a recessional grid system that arranges three-dimensional shapes and architecture in illusionistic space. Create precise, realistic interior and exterior floor plans from one-point perspective, and learn Jeff's expert tips for alignment and accuracy. Then, discover two-point perspective with a cityscape exercise and rendering of a private residence. Learn the powerful system of perspective, and gain the tools to portray life as seen by the human eye!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction to Perspective
Meet your instructor, artist and architectural illustrator Jeff DiCicco, and gain an overview of how perspective creates the illusion of depth and dimension in fine art. Next, dive into an exercise that will acquaint you with measuring rules and drawing techniques that you'll use throughout the class.
2. One-Point Perspective
3. One-Point Interior
4. One-Point Exterior
5. Two-Point Perspective
6. Two-Point Structure
7. Two-Point Exterior Features
8. Front Yard Details

Taught by

Jeff DiCicco
Jeff DiCicco
Jeff DiCicco received his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University. His highly detailed architectural renderings have earned acclaim from collectors nationwide and abroad, and have been published in the luxury magazine Robb Report. DiCicco recently completed a 12-piece exhibition commemorating the centennial anniversary of the New York Public Library. Along with architecture, he is passionate about automobiles. His “auto obscure” oil paintings garnered him a solo exhibition at the Petersen Automotive Museum, and are exhibited at the Rachelle Ryan Fine Art Gallery in Studio City, California.

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