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Basic Perspective Form Drawing

The Techniques of Scott Robertson

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On this DVD Scott introduces the basics of 1, 2 and 3-point perspective drawing and leads you through the exercises needed to gain the skills necessary to draw man-made forms of your own design. Intended to be a lecture for the beginner or a refresher for the working professional, Scott shares the form building basics he utilizes when doing his advanced vehicle drawings; the drawing of freehand perspective grids and ellipses becomes the basis for a form building strategy. The DVD concludes with the drawing of complex curved surfaces that become the building blocks for vehicles in Scott's following DVDs.

  • 1 Point Perspective
  • 2 Point Perspective
  • 3 Point Perspective
  • Ellipses
  • Foreshortening
  • Freehand Drawing Techniques
  • Establishing a Perspective View
  • Section Drawing
  • Drawing Symmetrical Forms
  1. Introduction
  2. Drawing Mechanics
  3. 1-Point Perspective
  4. 2-Point Perspective
  5. 3-Point Perspective
  6. Foreshortening
  7. Ellipses
  8. Section Drawing Introduction
  9. X, Y, Z Section Drawing
  10. Credits
  • Product Code: SRO01
  • ISBN: 1-930878-81-8
  • UPC: 805366008239
  • Duration: 120 minutes
  • Formats: DVD-VIDEO

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  • NTSC
  • All Regions
  • Widescreen

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Scott Robertson

Founder, Design Studio Press

Scott attended Art Center College of Design where he graduated with honors with a B.S. degree in Transportation Design in April 1990. The day after graduation, Scott opened a product design consulting firm in San Francisco with friend Neville Page. While there clients included Kestrel, Giro Sport Design, Nissan, Volvo, and Yamaha. In 1995 Scott relocated to Vevey, Switzerland to teach drawing and industrial design at Art Center, Europe until the middle of 1996. Since returning from Europe, Scott's clients have included BMW subsidiary Design-works/USA, Raleigh Bicycles, Mattel Toys, Patagonia, Minority Report feature film, Nike, Rock Shox, Universal Studios, Angel Studios and Fiat, to name a few. Today he continues to teach drawing at Art Center College of Design. Recently, Scott launched Design Studio Press, a publishing company dedicated to inspiring and educational art books and DVDs.

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"Definitely one of the finer designers of our generation. Scott's innovative designs bridge the gap between today's fiction and tomorrow's science. His attention to detail is sometimes mind blowing... but he is not somebody to keeps it all to himself. He is so concerned with teaching his knowledge to others that it makes him one of the top educators in digital and traditional art. "

- Harald Belker
Concept Designer

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