Quick Tip: Perspective Drawing with String and a Paper Clip

Art & Sculpture Craft & Design
String, pencils, and paperclips on a wooden table.

We just had to share this video that’s blazing across cyberspace today. It shows a draftsman working on a building perspective drawing. To assist him in drawing lines and adding shading, he has anchored a piece of thin string to his drafting board and then he is using a paper clip to hook the string and pull it to create a guide for all of the perspective lines he’s drawing. So cool! This definitely goes in the category of little “hacks” that are so obvious and “why didn’t I think of that?”

[H/t Devon McGuire]

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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