Learn how to place the eye level from above, middle and below and how that affects the rendering of an asymmetrical 3D cube.
- [Voiceover] Drawing a three-dimensional cube in space…from three different viewpoints is a great first step…when learning about two-point perspective.…Here on our grid just as a reminder…we have our horizon line in red with our two vantage points.…These are the anchors of our drawings,…and all of our diminishing diagonals go back…to these two vantage points in two-point perspective.…So let's just check out a box in three positions,…an asymmetrical box in three positions.…You know, if you're standing directly…in front of the corner of a building,…but then you walk to the side a little bit,…the building might take on a character like this.…
So walking to the side what's revealed perhaps…if you walk to the right is more space…that you see on the right and less space on the left.…The diagonals on the left because you're seeing less of them…converge back more dramatically…than the diagonals on the right.…So this box might resemble sort of your family home…where you're sort of standing…at street level looking at it,…
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