This (top image) is one of the perspective projections I did for one of my first large paintings, “Eagles of Thunder.”
The view was plotted manually by descriptive geometry with a visual angle calculated specifically for the canvas size and eye position of a viewer from a preferred/typical distance from the original painting.
A huge benefit of planning this way is that the perspective variables remain fixed proportionally if the full image is enlarged, that is, my 24 x 40 in. oil painting can be enlarged with a magic wand to, say, a 24 x 40 ft. mural and no distortion of the planes will be perceived by the viewer if he or she is able to view the art from a farther (proportional) distance, as in a large museum gallery, for example.
Sound complex? It’s really not if you can visualize only a few key concepts that apply to how you and I see *everything* around us.
My book, “Perspective Projection by Descriptive Geometry ~ A Manual For The Artist” will teach you those unbreakable but easily understood laws of perception, and I’ll show you how to translate that knowledge into plotting objects - any object, even runways and aircraft singing together in perfect perspective harmony - using manual #oldschool perspective drawing, as in the top image. Link in bio ... go to the ‘Books’ tab once on my site.
The bottom image is a crop of one of the several concept drawings I’ve done from the original projection outlines.
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