Use the skills learned drawing cubes from various angles, and apply this to creating a street scene with multiple simplified buildings.
- [Voiceover] Now that you know how to draw boxes…from various angles, let's construct a city block together.…Imagine you're walking down the city street,…and you're envisioning these buildings.…As you go past them, you're gonna walk past alleyways…where buildings slip behind each other.…And of course, the buildings that you pass by…on a regular day aren't gonna be as unified as these,…but you can imagine that some…are gonna be a little taller,…some might be a little wider.…But basically this is a format…that you can use to construct your own environment.…
Let's build a city.…Here's our first building.…We can imagine we're standing right…at the street corner looking at this building.…We can turn to the right and see down one street,…we can turn to the left and see down the other.…I'm making this building pretty tall…because it's the one closest to us in space.…As we build the rest of our city,…our buildings will get smaller and smaller…as we move down the street along…our main converging diagonals.…So let's place some more structures…
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