Integrate details such as windows and doors, and place them so they follow the perspective system.
- [Voiceover] Now that we have a basic street scene,…let's have some fun adorning the buildings…with windows and doors.…Our eye level remains the same,…so the rectangles we're putting on the facades…will follow the same visual perspective as our buildings.…Let's start with the doors.…For simplicity's sake, let's say each building has a door…in the center of its street-facing facade.…We must take into account…diminishment and scale change here.…And by that I mean that the buildings…will get smaller and smaller…as they move away from us in space.…
So there's a simple trick to centering a door…I like to call X Marks the Spot.…To find the center point of each facade,…we can make an X corner to corner for each building.…As we do this, you'll see…that as the buildings move away from us in space,…the center of the X appears to get closer…to the far edge of the building.…This is important, because we want the doors…to set believably in space.…Once we've found the center point for each building,…we can place our doors.…
To place the door, we simply take a vertical…
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