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.
New to this tutorial? Check out part 1! - Perspective & Composition Part 1 -Value is important to an image!
Check out some of my work in grayscale to see examples of value studies: fox-orian.deviantart.com/art/F…
Part 2 of Perspective & Composition. Part 2 is PURELY about the aspects and theories of composition in art and how YOU can make better work with them. Due to this fact, this tutorial has a LOT of writing in it, and a lot of reading, and less "step-by-step" technical examples. You can think of this as more of a free lecture on the subject.
While the subject covered in this tutorial may not be as interesting as Part 1 where you learned the technical aspects of drawing perspective, REMEMBER THAT COMPOSITION AND CRITICAL THINKING ARE IMPORTANT SKILLS THAT ALL ARTISTS MUST BE FAMILIAR WITH.
I will repeat that.COMPOSITION AND CRITICAL THINKING ARE IMPORTANT SKILLS THAT ALL ARTISTS MUST BE FAMILIAR WITH.
Give it a read, you could end up thinking about how you approach your next work a little differently.
Special thanks to !windlab
for giving me a complete proof-read on the tutorial.