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1 point perspective

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by JuliannaKunstler.com

In this lesson you are going to build multiple shapes in one point perspective.

Follow the instructions for worksheet 1, then figure out how to draw a star for worksheet 2.

Grid background will help you to make sure all horizontal and vertical lines are accurate.

Review the space presentation if needed.

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notes

picture plane

Is one of the sides parallel to your picture plane?

If yes - then 1 point perspective is your choice!

horizon

Determine where the horizon line should be (artist’s eye level).

Draw a straight line across.

vanishing point

Place the vanishing point onto the horizon.

darwing 1 point perspective

Draw the closest side that is parallel to your picture plane.

Draw it “as is” - without any distortion.
This is the side where all measurements can be done.

darwing 1 point perspective

Draw the receding lines by connecting each corner to the Vanishing Point..

darwing 1 point perspective

Determine the depth of the box by connecting two receding lines with a vertical line.
Make sure you connect the two receding lines that belong to the same side.

darwing 1 point perspective

Your 2nd side is done! You can outline it now.

darwing 1 point perspective

Having the depth determined for side 2, use the same corner and draw a horizontal line between two receding lines that form the top side.
All three sides are done now.

darwing 1 point perspective

Complete the box by defining the back side, even though it is not seen from the front.
Adding the hidden sides will assist you in shadow construction, adding other elements, and just confirming that your one-point perspective is accurate.

darwing 1 point perspective

Based on the position of the box to the vanishing point and horizon line - you can see 3 sides, 2 sides, or just 1.

darwing 1 point perspective

In 1 pt. perspective: all vertical lines stay vertical.

darwing 1 point perspective

In 1 pt. perspective: all horizontal lines, that are parallel to the picture plane - stay horizontal

darwing 1 point perspective

All horizontal lines, that show depth and are parallel in real life - in 1 point perspective become receding lines and go to the vanishing point.

darwing 1 point perspective

Same rules and steps apply to any form if one of its sides is parallel to the picture plane.

darwing 1 point perspective

The front and back corners of the same side are always parallel in 1 point perspective.

PRACTICE WORKSHEETS

worksheet 1

Print out the grid

steps 1, 2 & 3:

Each object that you are going to draw has one side that is parallel to our picture plane.

Start with drawing a horizon line.

Them place a vanishing point on the lone.

box in one point perspective

step 4:

Draw the front side (the one that is the closest and parallel to our picture plane.)

box in one point perspective

step 5:

Draw receding lines from each corner of the rectangle.

box in one point perspective

step 6:

Guess the depth - place a mark on a receding line

box in one point perspective

step 7:

Draw a vertical line to define the far right edge.

This vertical line should start and end at the same receding lines as the front edge.

Front and back edges stay parallel.

box in one point perspective

step 8:

Use the corner mark to draw a horizontal line that will define the bottom side.

box in one point perspective

step 9:

Complete the box with the "hidden" sides and corners.

add depth to the following shapes:

print the reference

final image for shapes in perspective

worksheet 2

star in perspective

star worksheet

Some complex shapes require you to work carefully with the "hidden" sides and corners.

After the front side is connected to the vanishing point with receding lines - work with one side at a time.

Remember: back edges are parallel to the front edges.

Good luck!

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