Draw Basics: PART 2 – Two Point Perspective

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You can learn how to use two point perspective. This simple, easy drawing art tutorial will explain you everything you need to know. We start with the eye level because both vanishing points need to be on the eye level. The importance of eye level is explained in the first video of this series. It’s a good idea to make sure the two vanishing points are not close together because your buildings will look very distorted. Where to place vanishing points on the eye level is explained in simple steps.  Once the vanishing points are established the first edge of the building is drawn. Lines from the vanishing points will connect with the top and bottom of the first vertical line.

This process is repeated with the other verticals of the building. Horizontal lines are created by the lines from the vanishing points. The roofs, chimneys, porches and even street light can be drawn in two point perspective too. An understanding of perspective will improve your drawing because your building will look more three dimensional.

The ideas discussed here relating to perspective can be applied to objects other than buildings. Try using these ideas to draw books, boxes, swimming pools, almost anything with straight lines.

This art tutorial is aimed at beginners and students studying GCSE Art and Design or similar examinations. Those wishing to develop their drawing skills to a higher level will also find it useful.

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