Wednesday, March 8, 2017

How to Draw - One Point Perspective

Hello again!

As you might know by now, I am an artist. God has blessed me with the ability to learn some techniques behind the art of drawing and I thought it would be beneficial to you if I shared the knowledge that I have.

One of the most basic drawing skill to have is to be able to draw in perspective. This is very simple to learn, and when you do, you will find that your skill level will increase drastically. All that you need to draw in perspective is a sheet of paper, a pencil, and a ruler.



Before we get started, there are two rules to drawing in one point perspective that you must know.

Rule #1: All vertical lines must be parallel to the picture plane.
Rule #2: All horizontal lines must be parallel to the picture plane.

What this means it that every vertical line and horizontal line must be parallel to the edges of your paper. Keeping your lines parallel is what will achieve the look of perspective that we are trying to create.

Now let's start drawing!

Step 1: Draw your horizon line and label it.
Choose any place on your paper and draw a horizontal line across the width of it.


Step 2: Place your vanishing point.
Place a dot on your horizon line that is big enough to see, but not so big that you will mess up your perspective.

Step 3: Draw the face of your box.
Make sure that your horizontal lines and vertical lines are parallel to your picture plane.

Step 4: Draw lines that extend from each corner of the box to the vanishing point.






Step 5: Determine the width of your box.
Decide how wide you want your box to be and draw in a vertical line on the right face. Make sure that this line is parallel to the picture plane.

Draw a horizontal line that extends across the top face of your box from the top of the vertical line that was just drawn. Make sure that this line is parallel to the picture plane.

Draw a vertical line that extends down the left face of your box from the top of the horizontal line that was just drawn. Make sure that this line is parallel to the picture plane.
Draw a horizontal line that extends across the bottom face of your box that connects the bottom of the two previously drawn vertical lines. Make sure that this line is parallel to the picture plane.
Done!


Step 6: Erase all of the unnecessary lines.
If you wish to make your box more attractive to look at, erase any lines that would not be seen if you were looking at this box in real life.



That is all there is to it! It is very simple and I hope that you enjoy drawing boxes. This is the foundational shape to learn, and from this you can move onto anything like buildings, objects, and more!

Happy drawing!

In Christ,
Megan

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