Unlock your storytelling potential by learning how to draw in perspective

Too often we let our weakness hold back the stories we want to tell. Don't let perspective drawing hold back your storytelling potential. Professional illustrator David Hohn breaks down the basics of one and two point perspective in a way that is simple and easy to understand. 

Every illustration David creates starts with the principles taught in this course and uses perspective in a way to enhance his storytelling instead of hindering it.


In this class you will learn:

  • The basics of one and two point perspective

  • How to draw clean, straight lines and smooth, even ellipses

  • Where to put the horizon line and vanishing points in your drawing

  • What an orthogonal is

  • What the cone of vision is, and how to avoid common mistakes in perspective drawing

  • How to use a square plane as a unit of measurement in one and two point perspective

  • How vanishing points expand and contract as an object is rotated in perspective

  • How to draw multiple objects with different vanishing points in the same drawing

  • The anatomy of an ellipse

  • How to find the major and minor axis in an ellipse

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About the Instructor

Illustrator

David Hohn

David is an illustrator based in Portland Oregon. His days are spent in the studio imagining what it would be like to be someone else, doing something else – and then he paints it. Some of his clients include Scholastic, Random House, Electronic Arts and Nike.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Introduction

    • Examples of Linear Perspective

    • Implied Perspective

    • Drawing Lines and Ellipses

  • 2

    Assignment 1

    • Drawing Lines and Ellipses

  • 3

    One Point Perspective

    • Horizon Line, Vanishing Points and Orthogonals

    • Cone of Vision

    • Drawing Square Planes

  • 4

    Assignment 2

    • Square Planes and Cubes

  • 5

    One Point Perspective cont.

    • One Point Demonstration

  • 6

    Assignment 3

    • One Point Perspective Practice

  • 7

    Two Point Perspective

    • Introduction to Two Point

    • Fundamentals of Two Point

    • Vanishing Points in Two Point

    • Two Point Demonstration

    • Drawing Objects Above the Horizon Line

    • Multiple Objects with Different Vanishing Points

  • 8

    Assignment 4

    • Two Point Assignment Introduction

    • Two Point Perspective Practice

  • 9

    Ellipses

    • Introduction to Ellipses

    • Anatomy of an Ellipse

    • Major and Minor Axes of an Ellipse

    • Ellipse Demonstration

  • 10

    Assignment 5

    • Drawing Ellipses

  • 11

    Final Assignment

    • Final Assignment Introduction

    • Final Assignment PDF

  • 20

    Videos

  • 3

    Hours

  • 6

    Assignments

Reviews

Great for establishing perspective basics

Jesse Bergstrom

David did a great job of covering the basics of perspective and then having us apply them. The assignments were spot on and the final assignment really utili...

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David did a great job of covering the basics of perspective and then having us apply them. The assignments were spot on and the final assignment really utilized all that was learned in the class.

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A different pov on Perspectives

Qi An

David's class proves that you can never learn enough about pov drawing! I thought I'm ok at pov - just ok, not great - and now have learned purposes of diffe...

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David's class proves that you can never learn enough about pov drawing! I thought I'm ok at pov - just ok, not great - and now have learned purposes of different pov's, and going beyond using line guides. Learning perspectives can be scary - so technical - David makes it friendly, fun and importantly, in context.

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Foundational Practice is a Plus

Brittney Rios

Its great to go back and practice and learn the foundational skills we need to illustrate, thanks a bunch for this course!

Its great to go back and practice and learn the foundational skills we need to illustrate, thanks a bunch for this course!

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Fundamentals!

Jeremy Ross

Really enjoyed this course and feel stronger in perspective already. Practice is key!

Really enjoyed this course and feel stronger in perspective already. Practice is key!

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Keeping it Simple!

Edward Denecke

Back to square one … but for a good reason!! David Hohn doesn't talk down to beginners. Instead, he helps pull them up! I enjoyed this course and learned som...

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Back to square one … but for a good reason!! David Hohn doesn't talk down to beginners. Instead, he helps pull them up! I enjoyed this course and learned some amazing things … especially how to correctly draw an ellipse and how to plot out a room for illustrating it. Thanks David!

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Clear and Informative

Basil Godevenos

David Hohn has crafted a linear perspective primer using clear language and excellent examples, including real world photography. As a beginner, I never felt...

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David Hohn has crafted a linear perspective primer using clear language and excellent examples, including real world photography. As a beginner, I never felt out of my depth, and with the tools and knowledge acquired through the course, I was able to complete the final assignment, as well as have a clear understanding of how to employ perspective in future pieces. Thanks David!

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