Wednesday, March 29, 2017

How to Draw - Three Point Perspective

Materials: A pencil, paper, and a ruler

Three point perspective is the most dynamic of the perspectives. It can be quite odd and is usually not used very often. however, it can be used and has been used very successfully. I see this kind of perspective most often used in things such as cartoons or comics.

Step 1: Draw a horizon line and three vanishing points.

Step 2: Draw a vertical line straight up from the 3rd vanishing point. Be sure that this line is parallel to the picture plane.

Step 3: Connect the top of this line back to vanishing points #1 and #2.

Step 3: Draw lines from vanishing point #3 to vanishing points #1 and #2. These will be the sides of your box.

Step 4: Determine the height of your box and draw lines from the original vertical line back to vanishing points #1 and #2.

Step 5: To complete the dimensions, draw lines from the top corners of the box to vanishing points #1 and #2.

Step 6: Draw lines from the bottom corners of the box to vanishing points #1 and #2. If the back of your box is not right over the original vertical line like mine was, draw in a vertical line that connects the back corners of the box to complete your box.

Step 7: Erase any unnecessary lines. Now your are finished!

It does look kind of funny, but you can achieve all different kinds of looks depending on where you place your box in your picture. Experiment with different placings and see for yourself!

Happy drawing!

In Christ,

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