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checkerboard

2 point perspective
 

STEPS

front line method

horizon

1. Draw a horizon line with 2 vanishing points.

2. Place a mark where you want your grid corner.

vanishing points

3. Draw a horizontal line through that mark.

measurements

4. Place additional evenly spaced marks on the line to both sides of your corner mark.

The number of marks on each sides is equal the number of squares you want in the grid.

I have 6 marks on both sides (not including the initial corner mark.

left receding lines

5. Connect all right marks (including the corner) with the left vanishing point.

right receding lines

6. Connect all left marks (including the corner) with the right vanishing point.

grid in perspective

7. Erase all receding lines and outline the grid.

final drawing

8. Color the grid.

post method

2 point grid

Another technique to draw a grid in 2 point perspective:

Print out the worksheet

checkerboard corner

Place a Horizon line and two Vanishing points.

If you draw a checkerboard in 2 point perspective - the closest part of the board is the front corner.

Place a dot to represent this front corner.

Add depth by drawing two receding lines starting at this corner and going to the vanishing points.

right posts in perspective

Now - work with one side at a time.

We need to place the marks on one of the receding lines so that they look as if they are spaced out evenly.

The best way to do that is to use the "posts" method. Review it here:

posts in perspective

VERY LIGHTLY:

Draw 9 post (starting in the corner point) using the "posts" method.

left posts in perspective

Repeat the steps on the other side.

receding lines

Erase the posts, but leave the marks on the receding lines.

Connect the marks with the vanishing points.

grid in 2 point Done!
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