Sunday, June 2, 2013

How to draw in Perspective

Today we are going to have a look at some basic perspective theory. There are three basic perspective categories: one point, two point and three point perspective. There are actually other types of perspective (four and five point perspective) but you need to get really comfortable with those three basic categories first before you move into more complicated compositions.

This week we will go through one point perspective. 

Literarily anything you draw into paper follows perspective rules. Let’s start! 

Draw a straight horizontal line. This is called the “Horizon Line”. This is the line where sky and earth meet. 

Now draw a dot on the Horizon Line. This is called “Vanishing Point”. It is the point where all of the lines of the objects you draw will meet. 
Draw a rectangle. 

Now from each corner draw all the lines towards the vanishing point.

Depending on how long you want your shape to be, draw the rest of the shape. The lines are parallel with the original shape.

There you go a rectangle in one point perspective. 

As an exercise you can take numerous rectangular objects and put them in perspective as shown below.

Next week we will go through two point perspective. 

See you next Sunday!