Progressive Perspective Drawing for Theatrical Scene Design provides theatrical scenic designers with the tools to create quick and precise perspective drawings.
The book explores three methods of perspective drawings at progressive skill levels – the Grid Method, the Frame Method, and the Freehand with References Method – allowing scenic designers to build on their drawing technique consistently. Replete with discussions on pencil techniques, step by step instructions, and set sketches from professional set design projects, this volume guides readers from the basics of the cube system to the more challenging freehand drawing.
Progressive Perspective Drawing for Theatrical Scene Design is an excellent resource for students of Scene Design, Stage Design, Set Design, Scenography, Stagecraft, and Design for Theatre, as well as an accessible self-study guide for those with an interest in scene design.
The book includes access to downloadable pre-made perspective grids, to help readers familiarize themselves with one and two vanishing point grids.
Table of Contents
Preface Acknowledgments 1. Introduction 2. Materials and Tools 3. Perspective Basics 4. Perspective Drawing Method Basic: Cube System 5. Perspective Drawing Method I: Grid Method 6. Drawing Technique 7. Perspective Drawing Method II: Frame Method 8. Perspective Drawing Method III: Freehand with Reference 9. Drawing Figures in Perspective Drawing 10. Perspective Drawing Projects 11. The Next Step: Edit and Develop Perspective Drawing in Photoshop Supplementary Material: A Sample Class Schedule Index
Dunsi Dai is a professional scene designer (USA Local 829) and a Professor of Scene Design at Webster University, Conservatory of Theatre Arts, USA.