 posts
or other evenly spaced objects

in 1 point perspective

by JuliannaKunstler.com

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

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 4. Estimate where the 2nd post will go.

Draw it within the receding lines. This is the only "guess work" that you can do. 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. 6. Draw a receding line from the center point.

This line will go through visual centers of all posts. 7. Now we are going to actually use the center points.

Mark the center point of the 2nd post. 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. 9. Draw a post at the mark point between the receding lines. 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. 11. Draw the 4th post. 12. Repeat the same steps:

• from the bottom of the 3rd
• through the center of the 4th
• we find the top of the 5th 13. Continue to add posts until you have a total of 10. 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. 15. Draw the front right post. 16. Connect the right post to the vanishing point. 17. Transfer the position of each left post by drawing horizontal lines to the bottom receding line. 18. Draw right posts between the receding lines.

## applying the method 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. It can be used in a 2-point perspective to build a grid.

Grid can be used to place objects. Placing objects on a grid - is the most accurate way to keep the proportions correct. ...