The Secrets to Drawing – Two Point Perspective

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Description: A look at how to use two point perspective to create the illusion of space in a drawing. Concepts covered include horizon line, vanishing points, two point perspective.

Suggested Materials: White drawing paper, graphite pencil, eraser, ruler

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The Secrets to Drawing – Two Point Perspective — 25 Comments

    • Hi Shirley,

      You can use 2 point perspective whenever you like. If you start an image in 2 point perspective, most of the time, everything else in the image will follow.

  1. That’s really easy to understand! Thank You. But I have a question. As far as I understood you said that ‘never mix the methods’ Why did you say that? If we mix the methods, won’t it work? Or will it be so hard and complicated to draw?

  2. This is really helpful but It would also be nice to have an example of real scenery taken from a picture to see how we can use the one or two point perspective.

  3. I have been avoiding drawing old barns and landscapes because I’ve not understood perspective entirely. I understand the horizon, and theoretically I understand the vanishing points. However, in application, if I were drawing an old barn in a landscape, how do you determine where to put the vanishing points? This is what confuses me since where the vanishing points are places changes the picture. Thanks. Linda

  4. I enjoyed the video. I did learn some things… I get the 2 vanishing points BUT the building on the left, I did not understand that. What vanishing point did you use? How do you know what angle the top of the building should be? Was there suddenly 3 vanishing points?

  5. I thoroughly enjoy each and every lesson so far. I started out just signing up for the colored pencil course. Then I watched you answer a question on learning to draw before painting. I’m now a Member of all! What great fun and knowledge I’m gaining. I’m disabled and pretty much home bound so this is the highlight of each and every day. You are a great teacher. Thank you. Teresa

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