Discover the differences between 1-point and 2-point perspective.
- [Voiceover] The major difference…between one- and two-point perspective…is the number of vanishing points on the horizon line.…So a vanishing point is a spot on the horizon…to which all receding parallel lines…appear to converge or diminish.…So let's compare these two images side by side,…see the differences…between one-point and two-point perspective.…On the left side, in this Venetian canal,…this is a classic example of one-point perspective.…On the right, this is a classic example…of two-point perspective, where the corner…of a building is facing us.…
Let's explore these images a little further.…In one-point perspective, there's one vanishing point.…Lines receding away from us appear to get closer…or to converge together in the distance,…ultimately meeting at a vanishing point.…Let's look at this Venetian canal.…Notice how the buildings, the windows,…and the sidewalks along the canal…converge to one point on the distant horizon.…That happens at our eye level.…
If the same canal was seen from above,…you would see that the edges of the canal…
Join artist Amy Wynne in this class as she demonstrates the basics of two-point perspective. After a brief demo of asymmetrical vs. symmetrical perspectives with 3D blocks, she takes us through more complex projects: an imagined street scene, complete with windows, doors, trees, and light posts, and an interior room with furniture. In chapter 5, Amy introduces strategies to strengthen your compositions by improving the illusion of depth. Practicing these techniques will breathe new life into your drawing and give you a new "perspective" on drawing.
- Symmetrical vs. asymmetrical perspective
- Drawing 3D cubes
- Drawing exterior and interior spaces
- Adding streets details including trees and powerlines
- Drawing furniture
- Creating the illusion of depth
- Finding a composition to draw from life