We did a lot of research on forms of perspective in Drawing 1 – the link to one of my posts (angular perspective) is here
For this research point we are asked to go online and look at the basics of linear perspective in order to prepare for the next exercise. I understand we will be looking in more depth at perspective in Part 4.
Linear perspective, a system of creating an illusion of depth on a flat surface. All parallel lines (orthogonals) in a painting or drawing using this system converge in a single vanishing point on the composition’s horizon line.From: https://www.britannica.com/art/linear-perspective
There are several excellent sources for information on perspective. I found a really clear one on https://www.invaluable.com/blog/understanding-linear-perspective-in-art/ I won’t copy and paste the information, as I have stored that elsewhere on my machine for easy reference.
One of my reference books, also gives some ideas on perspective, especially how to check your drawings to make sure all the angles are correct.
Uccello’s painting, above, is one of the earliest examples of linear perspective. The strange foreshortening of the soldier’s corpse in the left foreground shows the difficulties in applying what was, at that time, a very new idea. (Source: Reader’s Digest – credit below)
The above image is a very clear example of linear perspective – the trees receding into the vanishing point, all create a sense of depth. As do the line of saplings on the right foreground, which also point at the horizon line, reinforcing the perspective in this famous painting by Hobbema.
My learning log post (Drawing 1) link: https://wordpress.com/post/janicescottlog.wordpress.com/764
Reader’s Digest Drawing and Painting Techniques Reader’s Digest Association Limited 2004 Ps.219-221