Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Perspective Drawing books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- The Complete Guide to Perspective Drawing: From One-Point to Six-Point (2018)
- Drawing Perspective: How to See It and How to Apply It (2016)
- Perspective Drawing Handbook (Dover Art Instruction) (2004)
- Framed Perspective Vol. 1: Technical Perspective and Visual Storytelling (2016)
- Basic Perspective Drawing: A Visual Approach (2013)
- Perspective Made Easy (Dover Art Instruction) (1999)
- Drawing Masterclass: Perspective (2016)
- The Art of Perspective: The Ultimate Guide for Artists in Every Medium (2007)
- Perspective Drawing for Kids: A Perspective Drawing Guide for Kids, Including Detailed Explanations and Step By Step Exercises (2015)
- Design Drawing (2019)
- How to Draw: drawing and sketching objects and environments from your imagination (2013)
Computers can calculate perspective angles and create a drawing for us, but the spontaneity of mark making, the tactile quality of a writing surface, the weight of a drawing instrument, and the immediacy of the human touch are sensations that keep traditional drawing skills perpetually relevant. The sensuality and convenience of the hand persists and will survive as a valuable communication tool, as will the need to accurately express your ideas on paper.
Here�s a hands-on guide to perspective that�s for anyone who wants to draw or paint�in any genre or medium. It�s partly about learning how to draw a set of straight lines that meet at a point, but it�s not filled with lots of dull, dry theory (although it does explain how it all works). Instead, it gives you tons of fun, practical exercises, and encourages you to play with them, so that learning how to draw in perspective is effortless and easy.
This handy guide provides numerous insights and shortcuts to drawing and sketching effectively.
Basic Perspective Drawing: A Visual Approach (2013)
The best-selling guide…now completely updated to include online tutorials! Basic Perspective Drawing introduces students, both those in formal design courses and self-learners, to the basic principles and techniques of perspective drawing. Clear and accessible illustrations show how to construct perspective views one step at a time. The new, streamlined Sixth Edition contains must-have content for students and instructors in art and design, architecture, and interior design programs.
Perspective, the author tells us, is easy; yet surprisingly few artists are aware of the simple rules that make it so. This easy-to-follow book — the first devoted entirely to clarifying the laws of perspective — remedies the situation.
Tim Fisher is a well-respected UK-based artist and tutor, and here he shows the reader how to master perspective, from simple box diagrams through to complex scenes. The book begins with a fascinating history of perspective in art, in which the author explores every type from zero to multiple-point, with clear diagrams and drawings. Going beyond buildings and landscapes, he shows the reader how to work out perspective when drawing people, animals, boats, reflections and more.
If the concept of perspective makes you think of confusing angles, fancy measuring gadgets and complicated theories, get ready for a very pleasant surprise.
Perspective Drawing for Kids: A Perspective Drawing Guide for Kids, Including Detailed Explanations and Step By Step Exercises (2015)
Perspective Drawing for Kids: A Comprehensive Perspective Drawing Guide for Kids is a simple and comprehensive guide aimed at kids and teens (ages 10-18). Inside you will find All the information is presented using simple language, and accompanied with MANY illustrations. The book discusses perspective basics, one-point perspective, two-point perspective and three-point perspective.
Design Drawing (2019)
Hand drawing is an integral part of the design process and central to the architecture profession.
How to Draw is for artists, architects and designers. It is useful to the novice, the student and the professional. You will learn how to draw any object or environment from your imagination, starting with the most basic perspective drawing skills. Early chapters explain how to draw accurate perspective grids and ellipses that in later chapters provide the foundation for more complex forms.
Best Perspective Drawing Books: The Ultimate Collection
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Landscape Lab: Drawing, Perception and Design for the Next Landscape Models
Author(s): Fabio Bianconi, Marco Filippucci
ID: 2355199, Publisher: Springer International Publishing, Year: 2019, Size: 30 Mb, Format: pdf
Author(s): Sarah Haley
ID: 2325985, Publisher: Tempe Digital, Year: 2018, Size: 47 Mb, Format: pdf
The Complete Guide to Perspective Drawing: From One-Point to Six-Point
Author(s): Craig Attebery
ID: 2574871, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018, Size: 24 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not absolute. Some books are truly hot items according to USA Today, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant resources you could recommend? Leave a comment if you have any feedback on the list.