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Perspective for Dummies 1 by mayshing Perspective for Dummies 1 by mayshing
Page 1: [link]
Page 2: [link]
Page 3: [link]
Page 4: taken down cuz its not needed.
Page 5: [link]
Page 6: [link]

Time to prepare for this tutorial: 1 year
Time to make the tutorial: 6 hours
Purpose of the tutorial: To help beginners, or people who struggle with drawing perspectives to get a start in apply it.


I feel quite accomplished being able to finish this tutorial now. I promised this since last year, it was a challenge to even start to make it.
Honestly, I don't feel I am good at perspective, but it seems like I am good enough to teach some basics.

There are plenty of tutorials on perspectives out there, but not everyone can apply the technquies after they learn them.
I hope this tutorial will help out the majority of the artists who started drawing with characters first like I am.

Other recommanded tutorials: From easy to hard

:star: Interactive Perspective
:star: Introduction to Perspective
:star: Eye Level
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:iconredbeltboxer:
redbeltboxer Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Can you give advice where i can find resources for advanced perspective

I have recently finished a Jeep in perspective by hand. it could be better.
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:iconmayshing:
mayshing Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2012  Professional Filmographer
There's really no advanced perspective, just more or less understanding of the same subject.
I think this: [link]
is a pretty complete book.
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KwesiX Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
remember your friends 1 2 and 3 point i never paid attention to them thats y i got to suffer now so children remember them
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HyperChronic Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2010
I know I'm pretty late on replying to this (4 years late....), but I just can't :+fav: something without commenting. I'm weird like that.
I just want to say that this will be a big help for me (this and the other pages to the tutorial) so, thank you very much for creating this! :juggle:
Now to study vigorously....
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:iconmayshing:
mayshing Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010  Professional Filmographer
best wishes to u
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:iconhyperchronic:
HyperChronic Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2010
Thank you. :iconbowplz:
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D0nkrig Featured By Owner May 12, 2010
Wow, great, you are really good at teaching, it really helped, thanks a lot,
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Sonikku0691 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This will be really helpful x3
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:iconorachel:
orachel Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
Thanks so mcuh...I'm just getting started w manip and basics like light and shadows are killin' me! lol This should help!
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:icondsoloud:
dsoloud Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2009  Professional
awesome tutorial!
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sipowicz1993 Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009
Fantastic series of tutorials. I love how you highlight the fact that perspective isn't a technique or invention, it's the way we see!

What happened to part 4 though?
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:iconmayshing:
mayshing Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2009  Professional Filmographer
got deleted by DA haven't put it back.
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:iconrcorona:
RCorona Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2008  Student
lol im a dummy so thanks you for making this :D
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:icontristan-the-dreamer:
Tristan-the-Dreamer Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
My perspective skills are abysmal so I'm really excited to read this tutorial!!
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Jinx-Midnight Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2008
Holy cow, this is great. Thanks for making this! It helps alot
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:icondancingchaos:
DancingChaos Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2008
Very helpful, thanks!
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MisukiNinja Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2008
very useful- Thanks for making a tutorial like this.
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SpinachBaron Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2008
This is definitely a great tutorial and reading it has really helped my studies on perspective and made me that much more confident with backgrounds :)
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:iconparticularlyme:
Particularlyme Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
I'm more of a step by step person. So I get confused easily -_-;
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Particularlyme Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2008
I could almost cry trying to draw actual scenery like this....I guess I should really take it one step at a time. A cube box today, the empire state building tommorow!

It would be so much easier if I was being taught this in an art class or something T_T
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mayshing Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008  Professional Filmographer
art class doesn't always make it easy... I had a good perspective prof that confused the hell out of everyone. ;D He was trying to be simple too. T_T

Check out the tutorials i listed at the bottom of the tutorial, they are the basics and included step by steps I didn't mention.
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Particularlyme Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2008
Actually I have...I really liked the Introduction to Perspective. I tried out the first two in that one so far and took notes in another other. I guess ultimately...I should by a book. A few pages to me in any of those websites just don't give me a good grasp on perspective. Time to go shopping!

You can tell I was never really trained in this can't you...
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:iconmayshing:
mayshing Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008  Professional Filmographer
so was I. I studied perspective for 1.5 years with sites and books and still missed some stuff until I took a perspective class.... but I did much better in the perspective class because I did my own homework. :)
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Particularlyme Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2008
Sounds fair enough. You get what you work for.
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dawnofminstrel Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008
Hi! Thank you for the lovely tutorial - it certainly makes some points I will use.

Thing is - I find the whole thing a bit confusing. The structure is kind of weird and sometimes you don't say what we are learning (it took me 15 minutes to figure out what parts 5 & 6 are for), making the whole thing... well, ineffective.

Maybe if you could add more exposition to the whole thing and just settle for one text box per-line (so to say)?
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:iconmayshing:
mayshing Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2008  Professional Filmographer
I know what you are saying.
Perspective is tough to understand without a lot of examples, done step by step, which takes a mad amount of time to do.
That's what I am thinking to work on right now.
Mean while, please check out other excellent tutorials I have listed below in my describtion.
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Manah-Angel-Eyes Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This will come in handy for me! ^.^
I am planning to make my very first manga :D
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ace0fblades Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2007
Acck thankyou! I can't wait to start all of these ^^
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andrespath Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2007   Digital Artist
THANX FOR SHARING YOUR KNOWLEDGE, BUT ... I FELT A LITTLE BIT TOUCHED FOR THE WORD "DUMMIE" :(

SEE U :(

:) ?
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lovethepimphand Featured By Owner May 25, 2007
oh thank you! I've been trying to find a perspective tutorial!!!!!
This one seems cool!
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SilentChaosT Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007
After looking at the six pages, I have a feeling this will help me a lot with putting people in perspective.
thank you for making this tutorial. I'll make good use of it.
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:iconmayshing:
mayshing Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2007  Professional Filmographer
:nod: You are welcome.
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:iconirenukia:
irenukia Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ok after reading this first page i have the feeling it's going to be an extremely helpful tutorial. Thanks for creating this :glomp:
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MyMonster Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2007
Thanks for the tutorial!!
This is really helpful!!
Thanks, again!!!

Sorry T.T, my sticky english, but i even can´t spell spanish correctly!!
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:iconmayshing:
mayshing Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2007  Professional Filmographer
you are welcome. I hope this helps your work.
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:iconmymonster:
MyMonster Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2007
Thanks for the welcome!!
Your tutorials i hope to help me!!!

Sorry , my poor english!!!
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cenoz0ic-girl Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2006
wow this is really helpful :D thank you
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shadow-freak Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2006   Digital Artist
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAH :heart:

I LOVE YOU. *lavishes tutorial @3@*

And that is all.
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:iconmayshing:
mayshing Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2006  Professional Filmographer
thank you. ^_^
I plan to do a more detailed one surrounding the first method I developed for people to work with during the holiday.
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odairjr Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2006
Hi.
I am fron the Brazil and I found its deviation very good.
Congratulations!

Please, it forgives my English, I am using a translator on-line.

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Olá.
Sou do Brasil e achei seu trabalho muito bom.
Parabéns!
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:iconar-yue:
Ar-Yue Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2006
This will prove useful to me, thanks you for this :) Especially the fourth one... never did understand the sphere method that much.
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:iconmayshing:
mayshing Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006  Professional Filmographer
I didn't explain the forth one as much, since there's another tutorial that has done a great job explaining it. (Which I included in my describtions.) Anyway, glad you found it helpful still.
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Ar-Yue Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2006
Even though it's little, it beats not having any information to know. :)
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:iconlunayuy:
lunayuy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
Finally, a good tutorial on perspective! Really helps - thanks!
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:iconmayshing:
mayshing Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2006  Professional Filmographer
I am glad you found it helpful.
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Shintei-chan Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Useful...
I started using perspectives just recently...
I don't have much problems with them...I'm just lazy...BGs take too much time...and details
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na-insoo Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
Incredible insight as I already told you XD. Thank you so much for making this tutorial...it's something that a lot of peopel lack in their art (including me)
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Starstoryteller Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
You are so generous my friend.
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erin5000 Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006
nice. :thumbsup:
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:iconkalkie:
kalkie Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2006  Professional Filmographer
I sorta freaked out when you wrote the words 'SCREW THEM' on the 1, 2 3 perspective method XDXD;;;
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