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Fundamentals of Perspective 3

Three Point Principles and Concepts with Gary Meyer


A solid understanding of Perspective gives the artist the means to draw what they see both accurately and believably. This series on the Fundamentals of Perspective will provide artists with the understanding of not only the concepts but also puts them into practice as Illustration master Gary Meyer guides you through each exercise. In this lecture titled Fundamentals of Perspective 3: Three-Point Principles and Concepts, we begin by discussing three-point perspective. Here, Gary breaks down three-point perspective and illustrates the terminology and concepts to consider when using three-point perspective. We then move on to a variety of topics, starting with methods for plotting shadows in perspective using both natural and artificial light scenarios. The series ends with Gary discussing how to correctly plot reflections in both one and two-point perspective and ends by demonstrating how to plot and transfer scale in reflections.

Duration: 2h 12m

Format: HD 1280x720

Gary Meyer


Gary Meyer has served as an instructor at Art Center College of Design for 23 years. He has served as Professor and Master of the College and was the recipient of the first Faculty Award (elected by the faculty of Art Center). Gary has also been awarded seventeen Great Teacher Awards (elected by the graduating classes). His teaching experience includes Advanced Illustration, Advanced Sketching, Advanced Sketching for Illustration, Perspective, Intro to Head Painting, Head Drawing, Entertainment Design, Visual Communication 3, Visual Communication 5, Communication Sketching, Portraiture, Architectural Design 1 and 2, Matte Painting, Composition and Painting. Gary has also taught at Otis College of Art and Design, Universal Studios Design and Development and the Animation Institute of Los Angeles. His commercial clients include all major aircraft companies, all major motion picture studios, Reader's Digest, Random House, Six Flags Parks, Levis, CBS Records, Electra Asylum Records, New West Magazine, Warner Books and many others.