Fundamentals of Perspective 2

Two Point Principles and Concepts with Gary Meyer

Chapter List


A solid understanding of Perspective gives the artist the means to draw what they see both accurately and believably. This series on the Fundamentals of Perspective will provide artists with the understanding of not only the concepts but also put them into practice as Illustration master Gary Meyer takes you through each exercise. In this lecture titled Fundamentals of Perspective 2: Two-Point Principles and Concepts, we continue the discussion with an overview of Two-Point Perspective. Gary discusses methods of measuring and plotting scale correctly in two-point perspective by first discussing ways to transfer scale correctly, then using those techniques, he demonstrates how to correctly draw from plans and elevation diagrams. Gary then demonstrates how to plot various surfaces like ellipses and incline surfaces in perspective. Lastly, he discusses concepts dealing with auxiliary vanishing points, the cone of vision and using both one and two point perspective correctly in a drawing.

Duration: 201 minutes

Format: HD 1280x720

Chapter List

  • 00. Preview
  • 01. Overview of Two Point Perspective
  • 02. Using Measuring Points in Two Point Perspective
  • 03. Drawing to Scale in Two Point Perspective - Part 1
  • 04. Drawing to Scale in Two Point Perspective - Part 2
  • 05. Drawing from Plans and Elevation - Part 1
  • 06. Drawing from Plans and Elevation - Part 2
  • 07. Drawing from Plans and Elevation - Part 3
  • 08. Drawing from Plans and Elevation - Part 4
  • 09. Plotting Ellipses in Perspective
  • 10. Perspective on Incline Surfaces
  • 11. Drawing with Auxiliary Vanishing Points
  • 12. Using Cone of Vision for Undistorted Perspective
  • 13. Using One and Two Point Perspective

Gary Meyer


Gary Meyer has served as an instructor at Art Center College of Design for 23 years. He has served as Professor and Master of the College and was the recipient of the first Faculty Award (elected by the faculty of Art Center). Gary has also been awarded seventeen Great Teacher Awards (elected by the graduating classes). His teaching experience includes Advanced Illustration, Advanced Sketching, Advanced Sketching for Illustration, Perspective, Intro to Head Painting, Head Drawing, Entertainment Design, Visual Communication 3, Visual Communication 5, Communication Sketching, Portraiture, Architectural Design 1 and 2, Matte Painting, Composition and Painting. Gary has also taught at Otis College of Art and Design, Universal Studios Design and Development and the Animation Institute of Los Angeles. His commercial clients include all major aircraft companies, all major motion picture studios, Reader's Digest, Random House, Six Flags Parks, Levis, CBS Records, Electra Asylum Records, New West Magazine, Warner Books and many others.