10/10/16

Today I observed a demonstration on how to draw 1 and 2 point perspective. Perspective is how an illusion is created to give 2 dimensional drawings a 3 dimensional appearance adding depth and scale to art and design drawings.

Drawing a Horizon line (A horizontal line) with one point in the centre (this point on the horizon is your vanishing point) this is where everything gets smaller, closer together and vanishes towards the one point on the horizon resulting in ‘a single point, a single perspective’. All Horizontal lines would be parallel to the horizon line. All objects or faces that are closer will appear bigger and those further a way smaller. Parallel lines intersect at the Horizon line. The Horizon line is your eyeline (eg.below the line is the earth and above is the sky). Anything above the Horizon line will appear tall.

2 point perspective (most commonly used to draw buildings and interiors) uses a point to the far left and a point to the far right (vanishing points). This means obects will look 3 dimensional.

(http://draw23.com/perspective) (www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Draw—Basic-Linear-Perspective/step2/A-single-point-A-single-perspective/) (thevirtualinstructor.com/twopointperspective.html)

We observed how to shade when using perspective.

I shaded these boxes to show the light is hitting the top of the box from the left side of the horizon line, the less light the box has the darker it appears.

We observed how to give the appearance of something being circular or round like a sphere or cylinder form. This Is one of my attempts I did.

With more practice and creating pictures of interiors and buildings using the 2 point perspective I hope it will get easier. I would also like to draw something using 3 point perspective in the future.

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