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Fundamentals of Perspective

Learn to believably depict props, living subjects and scenes in proper perspective!

Teacher Artwork by André Pijet

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Teacher Artwork by André Pijet

Fundamentals of Perspective

This course covers the skills and techniques needed to believably depict architecture, props, vehicles, indoor and outdoor spaces and living things in proper perspective. As one of the most fundamental skills in a visual artist's arsenal, learning to draw in accurate perspective immediately and noticeably elevates an artist's work and allows them to create realistic images which convey space and depth.

By the end of this class, you will have a thorough understanding of perspective and will be well-equipped to depict any scene or subject with a proper sense of scale, depth and solidity.

  • Course Type Online Drawing Fundamental Classes
  • Duration 10 Weeks
  • Skill Level
    Level 1
    Level 1

    Strong fundamentals in traditional drawing, painting and sculpting are the foundations to create amazing artwork.

    This level is about solidifying the fundamentals, getting a refresher on the most important art principles, and learning tricks to create realistic drawing and paintings.

  • Language English

You can now combine 3, 4 or 5 classes to avail a 5, 10 or 15% discount on your purchase and get a free spot in a webinar this term!

$369 (save USD $50.00 ) $319 USD
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Note: This class will be offered online only

Term: Summer 2024

Class Timings: Thursdays from 11 AM to 2 PM, Eastern Daylight Time (EDT or UTC-4h)

Date of first class: July 4th

Duration: 10 weeks


Please note that our classes times are listed as EDT (GMT-4) but that starting on Sunday, November 3rd, 2024, all class times will go into EST (GMT-5).

If you are unable to attend the class during the times listed above, you will still have access to video recordings of the class lectures and will still receive personalized feedback from your instructor.

It should be noted that students should set aside a minimum of 3 hours per week to complete assignments for this class. Students may even require a bit more time (4-5 hours per week) depending on how quickly they can work through assignments.


*Please note that this class' duration is subject to change (to either 1.5 hours or 2 hours) depending on the number of enrolled students.

These shorter class formats are conducted with more of a personalized mentorship style, allowing students to have more time devoted to their assignments' critiques and the ability to ask more questions in class, while still maintaining all of the theory and planned curriculum for the regular class length.



Skill requirements 

To enroll in this course you should have: 

  • A foundation in the basics of realistic drawing, such as basic perspective, proportions and shading.
  • Ideally completed our Foundations of Drawing class or have equivalent practice/experience.

If you are unsure of your skill level, please contact [email protected] for additional guidance.


Language and age requirements

You should have at least intermediate level English to take this class. Please be advised that there could be artistic nudity in our classes. Students should be 14 years old to enroll.

Required Materials

Material List: 

  • A desktop computer or laptop with Photoshop installed*
  • A  graphic tablet with pressure sensitivity (from brands such as Wacom, Huion, or Xencelabs), OR a tablet-laptop hybrid (also with Photoshop installed) with pressure sensitivity (such as the Wacom Cintiq Companion or Microsoft Surface Pro).


Tech Requirements for Attending Syn Studio Online Classes

Minimum Requirements

  • A strong uninterrupted broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE) connection with a minimum 600kbps bandwidth (up/down).
  • A Laptop/Desktop computer equipped with a single core processor (at least 1 GHZ processing speed) or a smartphone/tablet with equivalent processing capabilities
  • Good speakers/earphones to listen to the classes 
  • Browser - IE7+, Safari 5+, Firefox, Chrome 
  • Operating System - Windows XP, Mac OS 10.6, Linux distro based on 3.0 kernel, Android 5.0, iOS 10


Syn Studio Recommendations

  • A strong uninterrupted broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE) connection with a minimum 1.5Mbps bandwidth (up/down). You can also connect to the internet directly using your ethernet cable to improve your experience.
  • Laptop/Desktop computer equipped with a dual core processor with at least 2 GHZ processing speed and a 4 GB RAM
  • High Quality speakers/earphones to listen to the classes
  • Browser & Operating System - We recommend using the latest version of the browser and operating system for an optimal online classroom experience.

Course Outline

*Please note that the following outline is subject to change slightly at the teacher's discretion.

Weeks 1 and 2

Learn the essentials of perspective drawing so you can represent 3-Dimensional objects on a 2-Dimensional plane. Understand how to represent various forms in orthogonal projection and in correct perspective, which is a key skill for artists.

Weeks 3 and 4

Become proficient at drawing objects and scenes in one-point perspective which is used when you are looking at an object or scene straight on (imagine staring down train tracks vanishing into the distance).


Weeks 4 and 6

Acquire expertise drawing various forms in 2 point perspective, which is essential for all artists who want to represent concepts and scenes where the objects and people are seen from different angles that aren’t exactly straight on (example: the widely used ¾ view).


Weeks 7 and 9

Learn to draw in 3 point perspective, essential for cityscapes, as well as multiple point and curvilinear perspectives which will allow you to represent all types of scenes and points of view. This will allow you to create fish-eye, distorted perspective and other dynamic and interesting effects in your artwork.


Week 10

Gain the skills required to analyze a complex object and break it down into smaller, easier to draw forms and then represent it all in an exploded view drawing. This skill, essential for industrial designers, architects and concept artists will allow you to effectively deconstruct and represent any object or architectural structure in proper perspective with a high level of accuracy.

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