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posts
or other evenly spaced objects

in 1 point perspective
 

STEPS

post in 1 point perspective

1. Draw a horizon line. Place a vanishing point.

2. Draw your first post.

3. Draw receding lines from the top and the bottom of the post. This will define the height limits for the rest of the posts

post in 1 point perspective

4. Estimate where the 2nd post will go.

Draw it within the receding lines. This is the only "guess work" that you can do.

post in 1 point perspective

5. The next few steps are to establish the exact center of each pole. We cannot just use a ruler. We need to first find the actual center point between the two posts.

To do so, draw two diagonal lines between the posts.

Use light pencil lines. You are going to erase them later.

post in 1 point perspective

6. Draw a receding line from the center point.

This line will go through visual centers of all posts.

post in 1 point perspective

7. Now we are going to actually use the center points.

Mark the center point of the 2nd post.

post in 1 point perspective

8. Draw a thin line from the bottom of the 1st post through the center of the second, until the line hits the top receding line. Mark the point.

You just found the exact location of the 3rd post.

post in 1 point perspective

9. Draw a post at the mark point between the receding lines.

post in 1 point perspective

10. Continue the steps to draw the rest of the posts.

From the bottom of the 2nd post, through the center of the 3rd, you will find the top of the 4th post.

post in 1 point perspective

11. Draw the 4th post.

post in 1 point perspective

12. Repeat the same steps:

  • from the bottom of the 3rd
  • through the center of the 4th
  • we find the top of the 5th
post in 1 point perspective

13. Continue to add posts until you have a total of 10.

post in 1 point perspective

14. To add another row of posts:

  • transfer the height of the first post by drawing two horizontal lines from the top and the bottom.
post in 1 point perspective

15. Draw the front right post.

post in 1 point perspective

16. Connect the right post to the vanishing point.

post in 1 point perspective

17. Transfer the position of each left post by drawing horizontal lines to the bottom receding line.

post in 1 point perspective

18. Draw right posts between the receding lines.

applying the method

grid in perspective

The "posts" method can be applied when you need to evenly space objects on a surface.

It can be applied to dividing a line into even segments.

spreading objects on a grid

It can be used in a 2-point perspective to build a grid.

Grid can be used to place objects.

size and distance relationsjip

Placing objects on a grid - is the most accurate way to keep the proportions correct.

3D forms on a grid

 

 

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