EDIT 12.2013: I am now teaching a SkillShare class all about the subject of perspective and giving your illustrations dimension!
Edit 01.2013: - This tutorial is a bit old by now and my understanding of perspective has developed quite a bit over the years. After giving this a re-read, most of information here is still sound and makes sense. However, I'd like to point out in particular that the section labelled as "Objects with Unique Vanishing Points" is a bit off. I don't think the concept is wrong, but I do think it's both written and presented wrong. Still, what's talked about in this section is something I never do in my own work, because once you've mastered 1, 2, and 3 point perspective, you should be able to draw objects that conform to different vanishing points completely on intuition alone.
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Part 2 of this tutorial now available!
- Perspective & Compostition Part 2 -
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This is part one of a potentially two or three part tutorial series all about compositional theory, perspective, and how it all comes all together to allow you to make totally kickass pictures.
In part one we look at all three types of linear perspective with dedicated step-by-step examples and LOTS of advice to read. I hope you guys really get something out of it! The information covered in this is equivalent to what they actually teach you in just about any art college/institute. 'Cept this is free.
Special Thanks: !windlab for helping me proof read this monster. It's now typo and grammar error free!