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Fundamentals of Perspective

Fundamentals of Perspective

An 8-week introductory course where students will learn the technical concepts of linear perspective drawing
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Learn the concepts of perspective

Learn the concepts of perspective
This is a basic, introductory course in linear perspective drawing. Students enrolled in this class will learn the most fundamental, basic rules, concepts and principles in perspective. The lectures, demos and assignments are created and designed with students who have no, to very little, understanding of basic perspective in mind. Students will gain confidence in fundamental perspective skills through technical studies and in depth presentations of concepts.

Focus will be placed on building a foundation of understanding rather than design. This is not a class for students who already consider themselves to have a solid grasp of basic perspective. This class can be taken digitally or traditionally, but it is strongly suggested to take it digitally since all demonstrations will be done in Photoshop using a tablet and the accuracy of the line work is important to review and overall artistic progression.

*Note: This course can be substituted for Perspective, in the Foundation & Design Program, should the student not be seeking a career in environment or background design.
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Registration Period
Jan 31, 2024 - Apr 22, 2024
Course Start
Apr 15, 2024

Course Format

Standard

Skills Level

Beginner

Duration

8 weeks

Q&A

Once a week

Feedback

Individual recordings

Lecture Type

Pre-recorded
Assignment
Due each week. Expect to spend 8-10 hrs/wk viewing lectures, Q&A, and time on assignments.
PREREQUISITES
Basic drawing skills, basic Photoshop knowledge highly recommended
MATERIALS
Photoshop and Wacom tablet or equivalent strongly preferred

The more you know, the better.

Class Structure: a)Demonstrations b) Assignments c) Feedback d) Live Q&A e) Questions | About the instructor: a) Education b)Work experience c) Examples of professional work | Tools and Materials
Fundamentals of perspective- Overview: a) The cone of vision b) The Perspective plane c)The ground plane d) Surface Planes | Repeating Equal Proportions | Repeating Unequal Proportions | Subdividing Equal Proportions
Creating the Cone of Vision| Drawing Accurate 1-Point Perspective Squares | Drawing Accurate 2-Point Perspective Squares | Drawing Accurate 1-Point Perspective Checkered Floors- Eyeball Method | Drawing Accurate 2-Point Perspective Checkered Floors
Locating Eye Levels and Vanishing Points | Scaling Characters – 1 – Point Perspective | Scaling Characters – 2 – Point Perspective | Scaling Character using an Accurate and Measurable Scale
1 – Point Perspective Inclined Surface Planes |1 – Point Perspective Declining Surface Planes | 2 – Point Perspective Ascending Surface Planes | Multiple Inclined Surface Planes
1 – Point Perspective Inclined Staircase | 2 – Point Perspective Inclined Staircase | 2 – Point Perspective Declining Staircase | Multiple Inclined Surface Planes
1 – Point Perspective – The Fundamental Rules | 1 – Point Perspective -Thumbnail Sketches | 1 – Point Perspective – From Thumbnails to Rough Sketches | 1 – Point Perspective -Rough Sketches to Finished Line
2 – Point Perspective – The Fundamental Rules| 2 – Point Perspective -Thumbnail Sketches | 2 – Point Perspective – From Thumbnails to Rough Sketches | 2 – Point Perspective -Rough Sketches to Finished Line
3 – Point Perspective – The Fundamental Rules | 3 – Point Perspective -Thumbnail Sketches | 3 – Point Perspective – From Thumbnails to Rough Sketches | 3 – Point Perspective -Rough Sketches to Finished Line

Your journey starts here

Production Designer
LECTURES BY Robert St Pierre
Course Start: Apr 15, 2024
For over 22 years Robert has worked as a Production Designer, Vis. Dev. Artist and an Environment Designer. Robert has worked for Disney Feature Animation, Direct to Home Video and Television divisions, Warner Brothers Feature Animation and Video division, Focus Films and many more. His credits include Production Designer on "Mulan 2", "Lady and the Tramp 2", Background Layout Artist on Disney's "Winnie The Pooh", "Princess & The Frog", television series, including "Sofia The First" and "Phineas & Ferb". He has also lectured at the Disney Studios, and is currently an Assistant Professor at CSU Northridge.

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PRICING SCHEDULE

Even though our courses are the most affordable for the quality of education, these finance options allow you to focus on your goals instead of the barriers that keep you from reaching them.

3x Payments

$233

2x Payments

$349.50

Full payment

$699

Spring TERM REGISTRATION Now Open
Jan 31, 2024 - Apr 22, 2024
COURSE BEGINS on Apr 15, 2024
Fundamentals of Perspective

What makes this learning experience unique?

PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK

Receive personalized feedback on all assignments from the industry’s top professionals.

LIFETIME ACCESS

Enjoy lifetime access to the spectrum of course content, including lectures, live Q&As, and feedback sessions.

CERTIFICATION

Show off your Certification of Completion when you turn in 80% of course assignments.

FLEXIBLE LEARNING

Learn anywhere, anytime, and at your own pace with flexible, online course scheduling.

Testimonials

I improved my digital perspective drawing skills a lot. I learned how to plan out a perspective drawing in thumbnail form before spending a ton of time doing the final drawing.

Robert

I used to believe that perspective was super complicated, but Robert did an AMAZING job of breaking everything down and simplifying it to the point where I now look back and am appalled that I every found perspective so complicated. I absolutely loved every single second of this course.

Ahmed

With the introduction of the basic rules of perspective, I’m able to comprehend and apply them into the assignments of the course.

Marcus

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