How to Draw Perspective Directly on a 3D Plane

Tomás García Salgado
Proceedings of Bridges 2016: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Education, Culture (2016)
Pages 673–680 Workshop Papers


The aim of this Workshop is to learn hands-on to draw a building directly in perspective. You will experience how easy is to draw a view of The Arch of Defense (Paris) in accurate proportions, without the aid of blueprints. Unlike traditional methods, the entire process takes place on the perspective plane. All that it takes is the ability to see the building’s points of interest in three-dimensions on this plane. We will begin with the basic notions of the Modular Perspective model and how the three modular scales of the perspective plane are read. The time lapse for each activity of the workshop is indicated (in minutes) at the beginning of each page.