Mastering Perspective – REVIEW

Litercurious Book Review

TitleMastering Perspective: Techniques for Mastering
One-, Two-, and Three-Point Perspective in Pencil
AuthorAndy Fish
PublisherWalter Foster Publishing (June 2, 2020)
FormatPaperback
Page112
LanguageEnglish
ISBN# 10/131633228584 / 978-1633228580

AUTHOR

Andy Fish is the author of Mastering Perspective as well as an illustrator of many graphic novel books. If you would like to learn more about him and see some of his works, click here.

WHO IS THE TARGET AUDIENCE?

If you wish to improve the reality in your finished art work Mastering Perspective is definitely a self-help guide for you, regardless of your age.

SYNOPSIS

Proper perspective is a key goal of any artist who wishes to properly render an image in two dimensions. For many, this particular aspect of art and design proves somewhat confusing. Mastering Perspective aims to reduce the confusion and increase the knowledge and skill of the artist. 

Fish utilizes a step-by-step guide to clarify the importance of vanishing points in a single, dual, and three point perspective.

As with all of the Success in Art series of books, you will discover a magnificent manual from which to enhance your current skills or discover a new one. The large color plates are clear and accompanied by all the information needed to create accurately rendered perspective drawings at home. Learning to apply the basics of perspective drawing is without a doubt the quickest way to up your art game.

Fish’s guide is clear and loquacious with hints and methods to improve your architectural illustrations.

Mastering Perspective included an element missed in most other publications. This book includes how to portray shadows that conform to your perspective. By its very nature, perspective is complex and precise, but it doesn’t have to be confusing. If the methods described in this work are applied by the student, then they should encounter no problems mastering this arduous task.

Wether you are a complete beginner or an intermediate artist there is something here for you.

It is immensely satisfying to learn a new application of any skill. To learn that technique through your own endeavor is the greatest joy of all. With Mastering Perspective you can enjoy that pleasant sensation for yourself.

CONCLUSION

Mastering Perspective is a short study in perspective application. The author uses a chronological process to guide the reader through the proper application of multiple point perspectives. Although this book is packed with good information and illustrations, I found his explanations a bit verbose. The authors grandiloquent explanations detracted from the books objective. Overall, a decent work that will help improve your drawing skills.

Increase your competence, improve the realism in your work and scale new heights in your technical abilities though the Success in Art: Mastering Perspective by Andy Fish.

Rating: 2 out of 5.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I would like to thank Andy Fish, NetGalley, and Walter Foster Publishing for affording me the opportunity to review Mastering Perspective: Techniques for Mastering One-, Two-, and Three-Point Perspective in Pencil.

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