Perspective Drawing – One and Two Points

We’ve been practicing writing words in one-point perspective, but let’s look at how that concept looks in the real world. If we look straight down an alley or street, you will see the street narrow in the distance and everything will lead toward that single vanishing point:

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But what if you look at the corner of a street, where things go off in two directions? This is called two-point perspective. The buildings below vanish off in two directions, not just one:

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This can come through in your drawings as well. Going back to our earlier exercise, you could draw your name in two-perspective:

or draw a city street corner.

“Perspective” by Sophia Barbour is licensed under CC BY-NC 4.0

Please watch the entire video below before you start your drawing:

You can even flip your perspective around and look at a room from the inside, like your bedroom for example

Your job is to draw a detailed cityscape or room drawing. If it helps, try drawing our classroom or your bedroom or the corner of Portage & Ferry.

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