Perspective and Composition in Street Scenes with Tony O’Regan

October 03, 2020


When: October 3rd, 2020 (1pm PST)

In this demo, Tony O’Regan will introduce attendees to creating perspective sketches of the bustling world around them. Tony will demonstrate the essential techniques needed to set up a perspective sketch of an Italian village street scene. This will involve Tony doing value study, or ‘thinking sketch’, of the scene’s surrounding architecture as well as drawing and composing people within the scene’s parameters. If time permits, he hopes to add colour to his composition using watercolours. This will be a wonderful demo for anyone interested in improving their grasp of perspective, sketching urban scenes, or experiencing one of Opus’ long-time demo presenters bring his immense knowledge to our virtual audience.


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Artist Bio
Tony O’Regan was ‘trained’ in perspective in early teens by his father who was a designer-builder. He did architectural renderings and drafting for him, for his associates, then larger building projects in ‘designer-color’ gouache, watercolour, airbrush, etc. This led Tony to study painting at the original Vancouver School of Art and then Emily Carr and complete a Masters in Environmental Design (Architecture).  Through-out his studies, Tony freelanced and taught at UBC, University of Calgary, Mount Royal College, Kwantlen, Shadbolt Center and Emily Carr University. Tony loves design, but he particularly loves the ‘studio skills’ of drawing, painting, sculpture and modeling. Tony continues to create a collection of hundreds of his demonstrations and teaching videos, as well as other useful content for artists, teachers, students and design school applicants, at  and For inquiries email

October 03, 2020
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm