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Perspective Without Pain by Phil Metzger

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Building a Glass House

The following exercise will lead you through the construction of a house. It's a simple one, but its construction nonetheless can become quite involved, so please follow the exercise steps carefully. Once you've mastered this exercise, you'll be able to tackle practically any rectangular shape in two-point perspective.

I suggest you start by glancing at the entire set of steps I've laid out beginning on Stage One and then go back to the beginning and build the house along with me, using the practice areas on Exercise: Building a Glass House. Think of the house as transparent so that you can see all its edges and corners. Use light pencil lines or colored pencil for construction lines and darker pencil for emphasizing certain ...

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