If you've spent much time working in perspective, you know that drawing a good grid is one way to save tons of time. These grids, though, aren't much fun to draw. This video introduces you to some free software created by Epic Games which will make the experience much more pleasant. I'd only recommend using this software once you're able to draw grids manually, but it's free and offers a huge time savings. Thanks Warren Marshal, you've made my life a lot easier! Here's a link to the official page and download at Epic Games.
Perspective is incredibly important. It's also a subject that many artists avoid because it seems very stiff and technical. I created Perspective Sketching to teach the subject in a different way: freehand sketching. In my experience this approach to perspective changes it from deliberate and stuffy into a natural part of drawing. Though Photoshop is featured in the videos, all of the skills apply to traditional media or any other graphics software. These two newest additions to the Ctrl+Paint store will be available Friday August 10th. Though each series can be watched independently, they were designed as a pair.
When you think of perspective, do you immediately reach for the rulers and technical pens? You don't need to. I find perspective to be more useful when it's utilized more like the rest of your sketching: casually. This video offers a simple exercise to get you thinking.
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Many beginner artists are reluctant to learn perspective drawing. It is often thought of as 'technical' and 'scary', but it doesn't need to be either of those things. If you want to be a concept artist or illustrator, you need to learn perspective. In this video I'll show a very basic exercise that you can practice for beginning to understand perspective. This is an observational drawing assignment, and should be done with paper and pencil. Have fun!