The Secrets to Drawing – One Point Perspective

The Secrets to Drawing: One Point Perspective

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The Secrets to Drawing – One Point Perspective — 58 Comments

  1. Great video! It was easy to understand. One question, let’s say that all the trees are at the same distance (10 meters), how I know the correct position of each tree? Thanks!

  2. I am so glad I found you online. I really am learning a lot. This subject on perspective was amazing and very challenging. I got through it and learned very well. Thank you for sharing your talents and helping us to grow with Art.

    • Hi Lynda,

      All of the videos are set to play in High Definition by default. This can cause “skipping” or buffering if your internet connection isn’t super fast. You can turn off this feature by scrolling over the video embed and clicking on the “HD” icon. This will make the videos play much faster without much buffering.

  3. Hi Matt! Thank you for the amazing tutorials!
    I have question: how far should the second cube be placed? How do we determine the depth of the cube? Should all the sides be still equal? Or does it change in perspective?
    Thank you!

    • Hi Elena,

      You can place additional cubes wherever you would like them. If they are closer to the viewer, then they should be placed lower on the picture plane than the first. If they are farther away, then they should be placed higher on the picture plane. I hope this helps.

  4. Hi Matt – what about triangles/pyramides – how do we combine them with the cubes – is it up to me where I place the 3rd “arm” of the triangle (meaning the backline) – or do I simply draw a straight line to join the 2 bottom lines that are connected with the vanishing point which will show me where the 3rd arm of the triangle should be? I hope you understood my question 😉 and what about the different ypes of base they could have … 🙂 thanx in advance for your reply

  5. Super helpful, and very logical. However the question is how can one identify looking at a picture or a scenery if it has one, two or three perspectives. (Not second nature right now, hence asking if there is simple rule of thumb) Thank you Matt.

  6. This is easily the simplest and most effective demonstration of this concept I’ve seen in half a year of “online tutorials.” You are an excellent teacher, Matt, and these lessons are working for improving my skills and understanding. Thank you for your work in simplifying key concepts into easily digestible videos.

  7. Thanks so much! I am a semi-professional portrait artist who is self-taught. I am able to reproduce an image quite well and can play around with what I am seeing a bit. However, I never learned the fundamentals and thus struggle to experiment in my work the way I desire to. I have been struggling with finding a way to fill in the gaps of my knowledge and have even considered art school (despite the cost and the fact that I am already in grad school). These videos are literally an answer to prayer! I stumbled on them a few days ago and I am so impressed. Thank you for your clear instruction and thoughtful presentation.

  8. This is wonderful. I’ve read so much about this and got completely confused but with your video, I totally understand it right away. Thank you.

  9. Really good lesson. Worth noting that you will see the top of objects drawn below the horizon line and the bottom of objects drawn above the horizon line.

  10. Hello Matt
    I really appreciate your work and your passion for this courses. I want to ask a question. As far as I know, the videos can be downloaded. For some reason, though, I can’t download them. Can you tell me why? Thank you.

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