Perspective grids are fantastic as they allow you to quickly and accurately set up believable backgrounds and populate them with objects and people. Once you've got some practice under your belt, they're easy and fast, a skill that every artist should hone. I use perspective grids on every single comic page I create. Before I show you how to set one up, I'll provide you with images that use them.
For this tutorial, I'm using a long, cork backed metal ruler, a pad of newsprint (24"by something, it's huge), and conte in two colors- Black and red.
|I'll use perspective grids for outdoor scenes as well.|
|To get enough space to properly grid out the perspective, I'll often tape on additional pieces of paper.|
|Grids are also useful for planning out large groups of people accurately.|
Your input is extremely valuable for this tutorial! Are there any points that I've left unclear? Do I need to go over the basics of perspective? Do I need to do a step by step tutorial for populating a room with objects and people? Do I need to provide additional examples of layouts, vanishing points, and uses? Let me know what I've neglected by leaving a comment! Your input is appreciated.