Put Your Designs in Perspective
Why pencil and paper still beat the computer
Synopsis: Perspective charts are not expensive but they will change your lifeÑat least they will if you are in the habit of drawing furniture designs to visualize how a completed piece will look or to show to prospective clients. Perspective drawing can be tricky, and these charts take all the guesswork out of it. With just a few tips from Michael Fortune and a set of $38 charts, you’ll soon be drawing pictures of your furniture ideas that actually look like what you have in mind. All the parts will be to the same scale, and you’ll be able to try out different details to see how they will look.
From Fine Woodworking #220
Elevation drawings—where the top, side, and front of a piece of furniture are shown separately—are a common design tool, but they have two serious flaws: They isolate the three views from one another, and they…