Title: Perspective in Action
Author: David Chelsea
Date of Publication: June 20th, 2017
Using the graphic novel format, Perspective in Action features 33easy-to-follow demonstrations to teach the major discoveries in perspective. Perspective is a fundamental element in the development of art and for understanding spatial relationships, but it is an underserved topic in the world of art instruction. Author and artist David Chelsea takes readers through the major perspective-related developments in history, teaching them how to re-create these same experiments by leading artists in all fields (including drawing, painting, and sculpture). Covering a wide-range of mediums (pen and ink, paint, chalk, digital art, woodwork, and more), Perspective in Action gives readers a more hands-on approach to perspective, as opposed to the usual theoretical presentations found in other books.”
It’s like I’m so terrible at art, but I love looking and reading about it. This one was pretty interesting because it reads like a comic book. It kept my attention that way versus using long paragraphs about boring nothing.
Spatial representation is such a cool thing too because with every angle you get a whole different look at your intended object or scene. I love that this goes from the Renaissance to the Digital Age. Any time I see the words Renaissance, I’m ecstatic!
There were some pages on geometric solids which were awesome. Not that I can make one, but I might as well try. Even if you aren’t into art, this is just something cool to learn about. Even a way to see the world and objects differently.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.
What do you think of spatial representation?