Perspective for Masochists

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with Suzanne Forbes

Tuesdays, 17th May – 7th June




Who needs to understand perspective? Anybody who wants to draw scenes with people in them! Comic artists, urban sketchers, designers- anyone who draws can benefit from an understanding of the fundamental science of depicting space. Learning perspective is hard work, but we’ll make it a little bit fun. Suzanne will teach you to use perspective to make your drawings dimensional, believable and impactful.

You’ll learn about the picture plane, foreshortening, atmospheric perspective, and one-,two- and three-point perspective. We’ll discuss how shadows and reflections are generated by perspective, and how to create spaces without any reference at all. And you’ll learn how to use the classic tools for measuring angles and sight lines, as well as how to benefit from online tools.

Perspective for Masochists is like exercising- it’s tough at the time, but you’ll be so glad you did it afterwards!




Taught by Suzanne Forbes:
Suzanne Forbes is a classically trained figurative artist.
She has worked as a courtroom artist for CBS and CNN, a penciller for DC Comics’ Star Trek comic book, and as a portraitist and live drawing documentarian, which is a description she made up for going to fetish parties and drawing. Like Toulouse-Lautrec, but with boobs. She has taught drawing across the United States to various age groups; this is her first time teaching in Berlin!



Tuesdays, 17th May – 7th June, 2016
7:30pm – 9:30pm




Cancellation policy:
Full refund of payment for a class will be given for cancellations only if the spot can be filled by another student. Please be considerate. We reserve the right to cancel a class in unusual circumstances or if minimum attendance numbers are not met. In this situation, of course, a full refund will be given.