|Stack of books and gourd...a sketch showing two-point perspective|
An astute artist pointed out the apparent faultiness of my bottom book. This spiral-bound paperback, had a laminated cover that was not laying flat and had slipped down to the spiral area destroying the perfection of the receding form. I liken it to clothing on a model. The book's binding is still receding....it is just a bit disguised. Another way to help with the perspective issue when drawing items that are close to us is to accurately judge and record angles of edges, and to pay close attention to the shapes of the negative or counter-spaces....i.e. the spaces between the objects. We keep each other on our toes!