In this 2 hour demonstration Jon will reveal his process of using One-Point Perspective in a drawing of a street scene.  One-Point Perspective is one of the oldest and simplest forms of perspective drawing.  In this demonstration Jon will explain each step as he develops a composition from his imagination.  Methods of measurement will be presented as details and texture are added to develop a lively scene full of cars and people.

Bio: Since 1984, Jon Messer has been illustrating architecture and landscape plans.  Jon studied fine art and illustration privately and at Otis Parsons and UCLA.  In 1984 he began working with Carlos Diniz, the great American architectural illustrator who became his mentor.  After eight years of working at Carlos Diniz Associates, Jon opened his own studio and has since worked on many projects nationally and internationally.  His illustrations have appeared in national ad campaigns and Charlesbridge publishing.  He teaches traditional perspective to fine art students, animators and concept artists privately.

Course Curriculum

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One-Point Perspective Street Scene | Preview FREE 00:05:00
Preview for One-Point Perspective Street Scene by Jon Messer.
Section 1
One-Point Perspective Street Scene | Vanishing Point 00:30:00
The rules of perspective will be used to sketch a street scene. The horizon line will be drawn, followed by the vanishing point from which all horizontal line will project from.
Section 2
One-Point Perspective Street Scene | Scale & Composition 00:22:00
The rules of composition will be discussed as the street scene is developed. People, windows and foliage will be added to give the scene a sense of community.
Section 3
One-Point Perspective Street Scene | Diagonal Method 00:24:00
A diagonal method of measurement will be used to draw patterns that fall back in space. Details will be added to add dimension to the buildings.
Section 4
One-Point Perspective Street Scene | Foreground Details 00:32:00
Details such as mannequins and street signs will be added to the foreground building. The indication of plane changes will help add to the thickness of the front buildings.
Section 5
One-Point Perspective Street Scene | Box Method FREE 00:28:00
Vehicles and people will be added to give life to the street scene. The box method will be demonstrated to explain how to make accurate measurements.

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