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Intro to Perspective: 1, 2, and 3 Point by markcrilley Intro to Perspective: 1, 2, and 3 Point by markcrilley
A brief summary of the principles of perspective drawing. I've adapted this from the much more in-depth section of "Mastering Manga," in which I devote fourteen pages to explaining the rules, offering examples, and guiding students in three detailed step-by-step lessons allowing you to draw different environments (street scene, room interior, and sci-fi space station) using each type of perspective.

"Mastering Manga" will be out in paperback on March 8. You can pre-order the book at bn.com: [link]

And Amazon: [link]

It is available in ebook form right now: Kindle, Nook, or iPad. Your local bookstore should be able to get the book in for you if you ask them to.
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tadpolecrafts Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you!!
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blackangel268 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
omg thank you so much
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Anthony-King Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2013
Mark, I love your tutorials! You have made some very difficult topics seem alot easier, and I thank you for that. I stopped drawing for a long time and have just recently started again, and I have improved greatly just from watching your tutorials on here and on Youtube. Thank you again, and I can't wait to see the next one! Best of luck to you and your art! :)
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Loneiceicle Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i want to buy the book so bad my friend ([link]) has it and i was prepared to maul her for it.
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PhoenixRising505 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012  Student Artist
i wish i could get your book
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isminivasileiou Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Bought the book and waiting for it to arrive :)
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32-teahousemoons Featured By Owner May 31, 2012  Student
perspective is absolutely essential to learn how to become a good illustrator all around. I'm glad you're including it in a clear and concise way in your book :)
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Theehees Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2012
thank u!its useful^0^
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fluff12 Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Omg. I. Need. To. Buy. This. Mark.
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hayhayrox1 Featured By Owner Feb 29, 2012  Student Artisan Crafter
i found this in a book i read i think it was.. oooohhh right i bought that book
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psycho23 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really want this book and I missed the 50% off *sad face*

But thank you so much for uploading this page in particular!

I am so bad at perspective, mainly because I don't fully understand it and do not practice it.
Thanks again and you are such an amazing artist!
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Nick0706 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Learned this in art class :D
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MidnightDestiny04 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't wait for your book!
I went and special ordered it so I'm counting down the days when I can have it!
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SteelbellATR Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Interesting.
I find some if it obvious
and some of it completely new.

Thanks
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SongoftheWolves Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
I WANT THAT BOOK SO BADLY
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Saiyagal85 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My order was just shipped, but I won't see it until June because I sent it to my mom's home in the US instead of my home here in Kuwait. I didn't want it to be lost in the mail like my medicine. I hope I don't die before I get to see it. I can't wait to get the "Mastering Manga" book! It is my dream to become a manga artist! Thank you so much for all your help, Mr. Crilley!
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firbyfang Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012
i better start saving for this :P there are other books that say "draw a circle here and another one here, and everything else draw by itself" that doesnt help at all XD this looks great *-*
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Biglew14 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012
Well if you're showing how to draw prospective objects I'll buy book when ever I can.
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NeverWayne Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you for sharing this
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HynMayProductions Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Student Filmographer
Thank you Mark! :) I will use this when I starting drawing more! :D
-WHM
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mimi55323 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
That's cool ! I study perspective and this will help me much.
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mimi55323 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
That's cool ! I study perspective and this will help me much.
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mimi55323 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
that's cool i study perspective and this will help me much
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mimi55323 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
that's cool i study perspective and this will help me much
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mimi55323 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
that's cool i study perspective and this will help me much
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Sebex53 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012
Hey!

I'm looking for a while for a perspective tutorial which will allow me to draw something with the same size in perpecive (example: [link]). How do I know where to draw vertical lines of rest doors? And the same on a road - I see the dotted line, how do I know where to end further lines witch have to be the same size as first in perspecitve.

Or i'm sitting in a class near window or the wall (not in the center) and on wall in front of me on both sides are sth like a pillar (like letter " L " add to the wall) and how do I know what size of horizontal line do I have to draw?

*If in 1 perspective point, horizontall lines of cloned object are just the same, than second question is outdated.
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AyameSuzuki Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for posting this! I had a perspective class that I had notes on a while ago but I lost all the notes, so this is basically my notes in a nutshell!

I'll be using this today actually! lol
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Z-Zay-Z Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
hey man this really helps me since i just watched A LOT of your drawing videos just got a little more better thanks to you man your vids help
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TheIshan Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really helpful, Mark. I look forward to buying your book.
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Sato-Rengetsu Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
What if the chair was tilted onto one leg, or lying on its side?
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ivorymocha Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:iconamericawhyplz: Thankyousomuch~

/Doesn't know perspective point definitions/
*Shot*
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SeersSword Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012   General Artist
Thank you ...... *died this morning working on a perspective picture so my ghost commented*
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whatareyoustaringat Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012
this was helpful...glap you uploaded it :)
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UltimateArmorSonic Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Still waiting for the book, by the way im also Pouliottefilms on Youtube if your internet celebritiness lets you know who your fans are. Anyway this is real cool and I hope the rest of the book is full of other stuff like this bacause perspective can be pretty hard to deal with.
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Maerd7733SCAIP Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh, thank you soooo much for uploading this! I'm not a manga artist but I have been experimenting with perspective so this really helps!
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Twilc Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
AWESOME!!! :D
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KBorArt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Reference Material, we meet again. :iconherotimeplz:
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fangPS Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
"Reference Material?" C'mon, that is the least you need.
You can learn how to draw by just using a simple HB and some print paper.
Some good materials doesn't make you a better drawing artist!~
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KBorArt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Yes, I am very well aware of that thank you very much. But every artist sometimes need to have something to fall back on incase of a memory failure in the brain. For good sake, even Mr Crilley here said he does that sometimes to. And look at his drawings! He can draw almost anything. But even he do need something to fall back on sometimes when he needs it.

And what do you know what I need? Are you some kind of mindreader? If I want some reference material and you think I don't, then just shut up and let it be.
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fangPS Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I'm sorry. It wasn't to criticise you.

And yes, I am a mindreader, but I cannot read people's mind though the computer (j/k :D)
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KBorArt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I am sorry as well. I am just a bit tired. Sorry I was so rude.

And I can actually agree with on some ponits. Having the best of the best material maybe isnt allways the road to succes. I for example use a mechanical pen that is like...15 years old or something. And I am totally fine by that. But we all have different ways of learning how to draw. Some can't do anything without looking at a book, others just...draw. I guess I am sort of hybrid of that.

And I gotta say, the few drawings you got on your channel, is kind of nice. ^^
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fangPS Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I've bought LOTS of books, but didn't learn a thing.
I just cannot learn from those stuff. I mostly learned to draw thanks to my dad!~

And thanks!~ ^_^ I've watched you channel, and I your drawings are very good as wel!~

Keep up the good work!~ :D
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KBorArt Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Why thank you good sir. :bow:

This is kind of a standard question I ask to any new watchers, what drawing did you like the best? :dummy:

I have to say it is your guitar girl. Dem boobs :icondatassplz:
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originArts Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank goodness you are going to release that book. Thank you for the help, because i remember learning up to 2 dot, yet must have forgotten 3 dot. Thank you.
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RavensRule Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't wait for your book, Mark. Looking forward to learning more about perspective
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moeenn Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Student Interface Designer
You are awesome
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xReicheru-chanx Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Awesome! We just started learning about perspective in my drawing class this week. I should totally get the teacher to show this to the class on his fancy-schmancy semi-broken projector.
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BirthByInk Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Student General Artist
Can't wait
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