Friday, August 4, 2017

Perspective in Action by David Chelsea - Book Review

Perspective in Action: Creative Exercises for Depicting Spatial Representation from the Renaissance to the Digital AgePerspective in Action: Creative Exercises for Depicting Spatial Representation from the Renaissance to the Digital Age by David Chelsea
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Using the graphic novel format, Perspective in Action features 33easy-to-follow demonstrations to teach the major discoveries in perspective. Perspective is a fundamental element in the development of art and for understanding spatial relationships, but it is an underserved topic in the world of art instruction. Author and artist David Chelsea takes readers through the major perspective-related developments in history, teaching them how to re-create these same experiments by leading artists in all fields (including drawing, painting, and sculpture). Covering a wide-range of mediums (pen and ink, paint, chalk, digital art, woodwork, and more), Perspective in Action gives readers a more hands-on approach to perspective, as opposed to the usual theoretical presentations found in other books."




As someone who works in an art field I should not be admitting this, but I suck when it comes to perspective. Much like sticking to one original point when I write, it's the one thing that I've never gotten hold of.
This book; didn't really help. It felt overcomplicated and over detailed, especially for someone who has trouble with the concept. From the looks of it I should maybe consider checking out previous books on the subject from the author.

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