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Sketching Perspective

By Ilga Leimanis

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ISBN: 9781785008801
PUBLISHED: 08/06/2021
PAGES: 144
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 280x220 mm
INSIDE: 350 colour illustrations

Perspective is key to visualizing a space and communicating an idea to others. This book explains how to tackle perspective with hand sketching - how to turn a 3D scene into a 2D drawing successfully. Written for a wide range of professionals from architects to set designers, engineers to interior designers, it explains the principles of perspective clearly and how to communicate a vision successfully.


  • Materials and equipment, specifically with drawing on location in mind
  • Observational drawing using the body, arms and hands to help understand the spaces being drawn
  • Perspective constructions for one and two vanishing points for interior and exterior drawings
  • Panoramic views and aerial perspective - how to approach drawing a crowded scene/location
  • Adding detail - whether creating atmosphere and expression, or adding figures for scale
  • Advice is given on drawing imaginatively and how to visualize your thoughts confidently

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