Join me for a 3 part series on drawing beginning on Tuesday 10/27 at 5pm. The first class will include a crash course on how to set up an interior space in one and two point perspective. Then over the next two courses we will draw an interior space in either one or two point perspective. Note the differences between the two styles of perspective below.
One Point Perspective
In one point perspective you will be looking straight on at a back wall. What you see on the back wall isn't in perspective because that's where your vanishing point is. Take a look at some of these images below, showing one point perspective in an interior space.
In two point perspective your view point is shifted to the corner of the room instead of the back wall. The vanishing points are located on the right and left sides, and sometimes they are "off" of the composition (we will discuss this during class). The images below show two point perspective in an interior space.
I recently found a pretty great video on eye level as it pertains to perspective and learning to train your artistic eye. If you watch the video, let me know what you think in the comments below.
Below you will see the same scene in each type of perspective, 1-point through 5-point (6-point would be completely round, like a globe). 1-point and 5-point are actually a very similar process whereas 2-point, 3-point and 4-point have a somewhat similar process. Check out lessons on perspective drawing on-demand! To enlarge an image, click on it.
Above you can see the differences between 1-point, 2-point and 3-point perspectives. With 1-point perspective you begin with the "face" or front of the object, whereas in 2-point and 3-point you begin with a vertical line. In 2-point the line is always vertical and in 3-point that vertical line should point towards the 3rd vanishing point. Check out lessons on perspective "On Demand"!
Keep in mind you are able to place your vanishing points OFF of the page to create an interesting composition. Below are two examples in 3-point perspective.
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Jennifer is a visual arts teacher and artist that specializes in painting and drawing. She is passionate about teaching skills and techniques along with the process of how to make art so that her students feel empowered to make their own creative choices!
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