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
Skill Level Beginner
- [Voiceover] Hi I'm Amy Wynne and I'm excited to offer this beginning level course on Drawing in 2-Point Perspective. I'll be introducing the basic principles of 2-point perspective, beginning with drawing 3 dimensional blocks in space from different vantage points. These simple forms will fit on a grid, which will support you as you begin to create the illusion of space. As your confidence builds, we'll draw increasingly sophisticated outdoor and indoor spaces.
In our street scenes, we'll place windows and doors on our buildings and learn how to believably place trees and sidewalks in perspective. We'll also learn additional strategies for creating depth in your drawings as well as how to make a strong composition. Moving indoors to draw the corner of a room 2 point perspective will be a great system for believably placing floorboards, furniture, and even a rug. Practicing drawing 2-point perspective free hand will strengthen your ability to draw exterior and interior spaces from life or your imagination with expressive accuracy.
Artists throughout history have used perspective systems to create the illusion of space. So let's get some perspective.