Master perspective drawing.

Drawing in perspective is a key skill set professional illustrators rely on daily. Mastering it is essential to your success in the illustration world. In this class Jake will show the foundational principles of drawing in perspective. He will teach how to apply these principles to illustrating children's books and visual development for animated films and video games.

In this class you will learn:

  • Drawing in 1, 2, and 3 point perspective

  • How camera and eye position effect perspective

  • How zoom effects perspective

  • How shadows and reflections work with perspective

  • How to add interest to your illustrations by manipulating perspective

  • How to draw the figure in perspective

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About the Instructor

Illustrator/Cartoonist

Jake Parker

For the last 19 years Jake has worked on everything from animated films to comics to picture books. For several years he worked for Reel FX and Blue Sky Studios on such projects as Horton Hears a Who, Rio, and Epic. He is the creator of the popular Inktober drawing challenge. Jake currently works as an illustrator and cartoonist on children's books and comics. He works out of his home studio in Utah.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    New Chapter

    • Introduction

    • One Point

    • Two Point

    • Three Point

    • Zoom

    • Demo

    • Finding Center

    • Dividing Surfaces

    • Shadows

    • Exercises

    • Downloads

  • 10

    Videos

  • 2

    PDFs

Reviews

Masterfully taught with keen perspective!

Mary Monson

Thanks to Jake for sharing his knowledge and skill with perspective. Thanks to Will for fielding questions, sharing insights and sharing the class with us.

Thanks to Jake for sharing his knowledge and skill with perspective. Thanks to Will for fielding questions, sharing insights and sharing the class with us.

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Outstanding!

Larry Whitler

Thank you, Jake Parker for this incredibly comprehensive course on drawing in perspective. My own observation regarding vanishing points is that there are in...

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Thank you, Jake Parker for this incredibly comprehensive course on drawing in perspective. My own observation regarding vanishing points is that there are infinite numbers of them. Objects define vanishing points and not the other way around. There are no straight lines in nature. Man thinks and draws and creates in straight lines, though, and that is why cityscapes and room interiors line up with only a few vanishing points. I write this not to contradict anything you have taught because everything you are teaching is correct and very applicable. Instead, I am writing this to answer the question asked by your students, “How do you know where to place your vanishing point?” The answer is simple. The vanishing point is dictated by the object and not the other way around.

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Perspective made easy and fun

Olivia Pinto Marchi

One of the best courses here! Now I can say I know perspective. Great class, very informative and well planned course. Another one that changed the way I dra...

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One of the best courses here! Now I can say I know perspective. Great class, very informative and well planned course. Another one that changed the way I draw, for the much better. The exercises do help and I was able to complete all of them, happy because thanks to the explanations I knew what I was drawing and why.

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Good title

Alex Diaz

Very good class. It does include a lot of important aspects of perspective. The only down side I found is that the information on figure perspective is minim...

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Very good class. It does include a lot of important aspects of perspective. The only down side I found is that the information on figure perspective is minimum and I saw nothing about figure foreshortening. Yet it's excellent for structures.

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Building Blocks of drawing

Si Gross

This is a perfect lesson, as it gives you the building blocks of drawing everything in space.

This is a perfect lesson, as it gives you the building blocks of drawing everything in space.

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Great Course!

Marshall Couture

I learned a lot that I never knew and brushed up on things I did know!

I learned a lot that I never knew and brushed up on things I did know!

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perspective seems less scary after this course!

First Last

I am very impressed with the way this course was structured. It was very interesting and full of accessible knowledge.

I am very impressed with the way this course was structured. It was very interesting and full of accessible knowledge.

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