## Info

Now suppose we held the book this way (if it were possible) so that both the top and bottom (here, left and right) edges of the pages are now bounded by vertical, rather than horizontal, parallel planes. As above, these two parallel planes, and all the lines that lie on them, will converge to one vanishing line. But in this case the vanishing line is vertical. Where is it located As in the case above, it is situated on a plane through the observer's eyes and parallel to the planes in question...

## Form For A Wide Variety Of Objects

THE SIZE OF THE OBJECT DOES NOT MATTER. FOR INSTANCE, A PRISM OF THIS PROPORTION (below) DRAWN AT THIS ANGLE COULD BECOME A BOOK, AN OFFICE BUILDING, OR EVEN A BILLBOARD. OR, THE EXACT SAME SHAPE COULD BE LAID DOWN TO BECOME A PACKAGE FOR HORIZONTAL OBJECTS OF SIMILAR PROPORTIONS, e.g., A BED, A CIGAR BOX, A GUN, A BOOK, A SWIMMING POOL, ETC. (Note Lines 2 which previously converged to the left now converge downwards. Lines 1 which previously converged downwards now converge to right.)

## Meas Line No

76 Any Design Or Pattern Can Be Reproduced In Perspective By Means Of A Grid That Locates Its Important Points For example, in the drawing at right, grid lines (light lines) have been drawn through the design's key points. This grid transfers the spacing of the points to the edges of the surrounding rectangle, thus creating measuring lines 1 and 2. To locate the design in perspective, we simply draw the rectangle by approximation and then lay out measuring lines 1 and 2 from point A as shown....

## O K

In a perspective drawing this distortion is eliminated simply by placing the vanishing points further apart. The diagram at right shows that the observer points to increasingly distant vanishing points as he steps back. THEREFORE PLACING VANISHING POINTS FURTHER APART ELIMINATES DISTORTION AT EDGES OF DRAWING. IT MEANS OBSERVER HAS STEPPED BACK AND SEES MORE WITH HIS FIXED CONE OF VISION. Observer Cone Of Vision Vanishing Points Relationship (Horizontal Distortion) 59 Now let's look at this...

## Top View Of Condition

CONVERGENCE PARALLEL LINES APPEAR TO APPROACH EACH OTHER AS THEY RECEDE. In this example, the pencils are lying parallel to one another, pointing away from the observer. They would appear to converge and are so drawn. Why this is so is again explained by the lines of sight. Those leading to the far ends of the pencils (the pointed ends) intersect the picture plane relatively close together. Those to the near ends (the eraser ends) intersect the plane further apart. Another way of visualizing...

## Pencil

DIMINUTION In this case, both pencils are again lying down, but parallel to the observer's face (i.e., parallel to the picture plane). The foreground pencil would appear, and so is drawn, longer than the rear pencil. This is again explained by the lines of sight and their points of intersection with the picture plane. Study these lines. Suppose many more pencils were laid out in a similar manner. Would this not be identical with, and explain, the familiar phenomenon of the diminishing railroad...

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## Mcauaino Line No

Chapter 12 INCLINED PLANES-INTRODUCTION Since the bottom of this box is horizontal, its converging lines always vanish to eye level. An observer pointing in the direction of the box horizontally therefore points to its vanishing line first drawing . So it is with the pivoting box top. An observer pointing in the same direction as this variously-inclined plane points to its successive vanishing lines. Box and box top are parallel, therefore only one vanishing line eye level . Here, the box top...

## Below Are Several Examples Of This Method Study The Various Applications

Suppose we wanted to divide face A of this object into two equal spaces, face B into four equal spaces, and the top into eight equal spaces. BELOW is the solution when each face is viewed head-on. AT RIGHT is the same solution in perspective. STEP 2 Connect point 7 to opposite lower corner and continue to horizon line. This gives us a special vanishing point for all guide lines parallel to this one. STEP 1 From lowest corner of face to be divided draw horizontal line and tick off the number of...

## So It Is Accurate As Well As Useful To Think Of The Eye Level As The Vanishing Line For All Horizontal Lines And Planes

What Locates The Vanishing Point Of A Particular Set Of Parallel Lines 29 This is what our observer sees. His eye level is the vanishing line for horizontal lines. Actually, it is a plane seen edge-on. But what located the specific vanishing point Across page we saw that the horizontal sight line aimed at infinity parallel to the tracks points to it. So, very simply the vanishing point of the tracks is the point at which the sight line parallel to them intersects the picture plane. The...

## Side View Of Condition

FORESHORTENING LINES AND SURFACES ALWAYS APPEAR LONGEST WHEN PARALLEL TO THE OBSERVER'S FACE i.e., TO THE PICTURE PLANE . AS THEY REVOLVE AWAY FROM THIS POSITION THEY APPEAR INCREASINGLY SHORTER. Why this is so can be understood by noting how the lines of sight intersect the picture plane for each position of the pencil. Note when the pencil appears as a small circle, i.e., when just the eraser or the pointed end is in view, then it is 100 foreshortened and aligned with the central visual ray.

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## In Other Words The Observer Simply Points In The Same Direction As The Lines In Order To Find Their Vanishing Point

30 Why The Parallel Pointing Method Of Locating Vanishing Points Is Important In T-square and triangle perspective, this method of locating vanishing points is an essential step. Thus, to draw the object below, we first construct a top view or plan left , showing the object, the picture plane seen as a line and the observer's position. On this plan, sight lines pointing parallel to the object lines are drawn to locate the vanishing points on the picture plane. Other sight lines project the...

## Side View

Observer is still in helicopter but now looking straight down at Secretariat Building. Compare with page 38, bottom. 46 Many Cubes Oriented In The Same Direction Results In Only Two Sets Of Converging Lines 46 Many Cubes Oriented In The Same Direction Results In Only Two Sets Of Converging Lines Here, many parallel cubes, above and below eye level, are viewed simultaneously within one cone of vision . Therefore the chains all horizonal and parallel will converge toward one vanishing point, and...

## Perspective Drawing Handbook

Illustrations by Joseph D'Amelio and Sanford Hohauser This handy guide provides numerous insights and shortcuts to drawing and sketching effectively. Describing mandatory skills for beginning and advanced students, the text covers such subjects as diminution, foreshortening, convergence, shade and shadow, and other visual principles of perspective drawing. Accompanying a concise and thoughtfully written text are more than 150 simply drawn illustrations that depict a sense of space and depth,...

## Mm

We've seen that this important line is straight and horizontal, but what determines its location Very simply IT IS AWAYS ON THE SAME LEVEL AS THE OBSERVER'S EYES. In other words, the observer's eye level - an imaginary plane at the level of the eyes and parallel to the ground dictates the location i.e., the height from the ground of the vanishing line for all horizontals in a given drawing. A side view of the drawing above will show the eye level and the ground plane from their edges and...

## And Straight Ahead

Glance again at pages 40 and 42, where the cube was viewed by looking down and looking up, and note that the vertical lines do not actually remain vertical in the picture but instead appear to converge downwards and upwards respectively. Many books state arbitrarily that such lines should always appear vertical. Although contrary to the truth of seeing, this rule is laid down in order to simplify matters. But such simplification is helpful only in mechanical T-square and triangle perspective...

## One Set Of Horizontals Will Be Indicated By Chains

NOW A QUICK REVIEW We see things, as shown on pages 18 and 19, by means of a central visual ray surrounded by a cone of vision. The central visual ray focuses upon the center of interest, while the cone of vision defines the roughly circular area within which we can see things clearly. Perpendicular to the central visual ray is the picture plane, which may be thought of as a piece of glass or the drawing paper or canvas itself. The observer's face will also be considered perpendicular to the...

## Height

An examination of the top view of the first example left and the side view of the second above will show why this works. Note that once the width or height lines are drawn, any set of parallel lines will strike off equally-long rectangles by becoming their diagonals. And since they are parallel these lines naturally converge to the same point in perspective the diagonals' vanishing point . 74 Drawing Equal-Sized But Unequally-Spaced Elements - Vanishing Point Of Diagonals Method Suppose you had...

## From Realitytheory

By applying the notion of lines of sight through a picture plane to simple views of pencils of equal length, we can more precisely define the visual basis of DIMINUTION, CONVERGENCE, FORESHORTENING, AND OVERLAPPING, and explain diagrammatically why the appearance of an object so frequently differs from its reality. Lines Of Sight Through Picture Plane Applied To Diminution

## Introduction

Diminution, 9 Foreshortening, 10 Convergence, 11 Overlapping Shades and Shadows, 12 Color and Value Perspective Detail and Pattern Perspective . Focus Effect, 13 Professional Applications of Fundamentals, 14 In Perspective Drawing You Draw What You See, Not Your Idea or Mental Image of the Subject, 15 Reality and Appearance Example United Nations Buildings from Different Viewpoints, 16 Reality and Appearance Example Park Bench from Different Viewpoints, 17 Chapter 3 HOW WE SEE FOR PERSPECTIVE...

## Picture Plane As Seen By Observer

DIMINUTION In this case, the pencils are lying in tandem on a table top, pointing away from the observer. Again the pencil furthest away appears and is drawn shorter. Why this is so is again explained by the way in which the lines of sight leading to each pencil intersect the picture plane. Lines Of Sight Through Picture Plane Applied To Diminution And Convergence 21

## Q

DIMINUTION - OBJECTS OF EQUAL SIZE APPEAR SMALLER AS THEIR DISTANCE FROM THE OBSERVER INCREASES. These pencils are both standing perfectly upright but not directly in line with one another if they were, the rear pencil would be overlapped and concealed . Pencil B appears smaller than pencil A. This is so because of the manner in which the lines of sight leading from eye to objects intersect or project onto the picture plane.

## How To Draw Perspective Of A Round Steers

Then try drawing four equal quad- rants. Note the ends are always x rounded, never pointed. You might find it helpful to sketch a rectangle around the tick marks. This creates four more guide lines within which the shapes can be judged and compared above . Another good technique is to draw the curve carefully in one quadrant. Then transfer tracing paper works well this shape to the other three quadrants, using the axes as reference lines above . The Center Of A Circle Drawn In Perspective Does...

## Once A Basic Shape Such As A Cube Or A Rectangular Prism Is Drawn Correctly It Can Become The Guide

The Basic Cube Can Become The Basis For An Endless Variety Of Objects 49 And So Can The Basic Brick Shape - Look Around And See The ties of the railroad and the black lines of the structure at the right are parallel to the picture plane therefore they do not converge. The rails and the fancy lines of the structure are perpendicular to the picture plane therefore they do converge, and since the observer's central visual ray points exactly in their direction, their vanishing point must be in the...

## William A Smith Painting Redbook Magazine

Thus, the diagrams on pages 28 and 29, showing a flat ground plane parallel to observer's eye level, are realistic and the conclusions drawn from them are valid. In fact, artists have for ages, and in every field of fine and applied art, used the concepts eye level and nature's horizon line interchangeably. In practical terms, this means that as the observer's eye level is raised or lowered, nature's horizon line always accompanies it and appears at the same horizontal level. It also means that...

## Perspective Shadow

Now let's again build two cubes using the existing planes as one side of each. This creates two new shade points 1 and 2 which cast shadow points Is and 2s. The two new top shade lines again cast shadows parallel to themselves, thus forming two new sets of parallel, horizontal lines, each of which converges to its own vanishing point on the horizon. 6. Notice that each cube has a total of only two vertical shade lines. The other verticals that had been shade lines in previous steps are now...

## How To Draw Scale 2 Point Perspective

This is the previous top view diagram seen in perspective. So remember THE SPACING USED ALONG THE MEASURING LINE CAN BE AT ANY SCALE. vanishing point FOR object 71 Dividing A Surface Into UNEQUAL Spaces With A Measuring Line And Special Vanishing Point The measuring line method of dividing perspective surfaces may also be used with unequal spaces. Suppose a 2-ft. opening is to be located on a wall, spaced as below. STEP 2 Connect end points to estab lish special vanishing point. STEP 1 Tick off...

## Joseph Damelio

Joseph D'Amelio and Sanford Hohauser Copyright 1964 by Tudor Publishing Company Copyright 1992 by The Trustees of the late Joseph D'Amelio All rights reserved. This Dover edition, first published in 2004, is an unabridged republication of the work originally published by Tudor Publishing Company, New York, in 1964. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Perspective drawing handbook Joseph D'Amelio illustrations by Joseph D'Amelio and Sanford Hohauser. p. cm. Originally published New...

## Perspective Grid

His parents at ground level might have this view. The horizontal and vertical lines appear to converge and all surfaces are foreshortened. The vertical lines give a sense of vertically but they are not actually parallel to the edge of the page. Note that this viewpoint is more revealing than the first. 4. If Junior walked around the bench and looked at the end head-on, the true geometry of the end rectangle would appear. The bench top, though, would strongly converge and foreshorten. Notice...

## Foreshortened Cylinder

So it is important to realize that vertical vanishing lines and the horizon line eye level serve the same purpose and are similar in concept. Both contain the vanishing points for parallel sets of lines which lie on parallel planes. The horizon line serves all sets of lines on horizontal planes while a vertical vanishing line serves all sets of lines on parallel vertical planes. Both are found in the same manner in fact the drawings above and below are identical except for being turned 90...

## How To Draw Unequal Verticle Spaces In Perspective

The depth locations of the mullions and screens are found as before see pp. 70, 71 by ticking off three equal spaces on a measuring line and drawing converging lines to a special vanishing point. 2. The left to right locations of the screens are then found by means of another measuring line ten units long 2 2 4 2 . Units may be at any scale. Here, each unit V amp 3. The location of this measuring line is determined by sliding a ruler back and forth until the desired number of units fits...

## Level

Here, the central visual ray points at something in the sky or at the top of a telegraph pole. The cone of vision barely sees the eye level plane with its lowest sight lines. In the picture therefore, the eye level horizon line is close to the bottom. LOOKING DOWN. Here, the central visual ray points not at the distant horizon but down at the tracks. The cone of vision, therefore, just barely includes the eye level plane. Note the proximity of top sight lines and eye level. In the...

## Side Vi Ew

The pipes are parallel to face and picture plane , so in all views they appear as true verticals. The vanishing points for horizontals must be at eye level which is also in this case the plane of the central visual ray . The top views below show the method of locating these points. The chains and wires converge and foreshorten. Their vanishing points are equidistant from the cone of vision in top view. Therefore they are equidistant from cube in picture. Note equal angles. Again both sets of...

## Major Axis

This is true regardless of the angle or position of the ellipse. So don't make the mistake of drawing a foreshortened square and using its center to locate the major axis of an ellipse. The resulting figure would look something like this right . Also, if you wish to draw half a circle or cylinder you cannot draw an ellipse and consider either side of the major axis to be half of a fore- shortened circle. E.g., the figure at left is not half but less. The two at right, however, are each proper...

## Left Vp

When the observer shifts his attention to the structure, the railroad ties and black lines become oblique to the picture plane, as do the rails and the fancy lines of the structure, in another direction. In the top view, the observer's right hand points to the vanishing point of the first set of lines, while his left hand points to the vanishing point of the second. Now consider the suitcase one horizontal set of lines has become perpendicular to the picture plane. Therefore the central visual...

## Nam County Puyhou

26 Aid No. 2 Eye Level Horizon Line All Horizontal Lines Converge To A Single Horizontal Take a suitable photo or drawing and extend all converging lines that are in reality horizontal i.e., parallel to the ground . Then connect the resulting vanishing points and notice how they all line up on a single horizontal line. This is the vanishing line for all converging horizontals. Because our man-made environment consists primarily of shapes whose edges and markings approximate vertical and...

## Drawing Buildings

Distortion due to excessively close vanishing points is a common error because close vanishing points in general are easier to handle than distant ones. So don't let laziness trap you. But also avoid the opposite extreme. Placing vanishing points too far apart is also wrong because it results in minimal convergence and hence a sense of flatness. Such is the case in the drawing above right . The flatness is the result either of viewing the subject from too great a distance, or of limiting the...

## J

JOSEPH D'AMELIO was educated at Pratt Institute, the University of Rome, and Princeton University Graduate School. His awards included First Prize in Chicago's Centennial City Planning Competition, 1954 Second Prize in the Cowboy Hall of Fame and Memorial Museum Competition, Oklahoma City several Progressive Architecture Design Award Citations and the A.I.A. School Medal. He was a Fulbright Scholar in Rome and a Voorhees, Walker, Smith and Smith Fellow at Princeton.

## No Passing Kay Sage Analysis

An understanding of perspective is mandatory for all students and professionals involved with representational drawing. This includes a wide variety of fields, such as Illustration, Interior Design, Architecture, Industrial Design, Engineering Design, Scenic Design and even Fine Arts. While each of these areas applies perspective techniques for different purposes and to varying degrees of thoroughness, artists in all of them must be knowledgeable and experienced in basic perspective...

## Perspective Drawing

Placing a bridging pencil over the lower left pencils and filling in the other two to create an opaque plane below results in two new top shade lines. These lines cast shadows parallel to themselves. The parallel set at lower left, being parallel to picture plane, remain parallel in perspective. The parallel set at right converge to the horizon. RULE As in the case of parallel rays sunlight a straight line casting a shadow on a parallel surface casts a shadow parallel to itself. Placing a...

## Top Vi

88 Parallel Light Rays Sunlight Parallel To Observer's Face And Picture Plane - The Simplest Case Of Shade And Shadow Drawing The top view at left shows observer looking at a table which has a pencil small circle stuck into it. The parallel light rays arriving from the left are parallel to the observer's face and to the picture plane. Therefore, the pencil's shadow must lie along the light ray shown dotted. The shadow's length depends on the angle of the light ray, but this can only be seen in...