Objectives:

Develop visual understanding of one and two point perspective.

Develop technical skills to create one and two point perspective.

 

Materials:

Sketchbook HB Pencil Eraser Ruler

 

Considerations:

One-Point Perspective

One-Point Perspective = Linear Perspective – Everything (All lines) go to one point: the vanishing point.

The choice of where to put the horizon is unlimited; it does not have to be centered.

Place one point on the horizon, all lines then go to this point.

Two-Point Perspective

Two–Point Perspective – uses 2 vanishing points on the horizon.

Looks more natural then 1-point perspective.

Used to show objects from the side, enabling the viewer to see two sides.

Development:

In your sketchbook, using pencil, complete the following exercises:
(refer to the handout given in class as a guide, or click here to view a PDF of the handout: perspective handout)

One-point Perspective

Part 1. Draw a cube above the horizon line.

Part 2. Draw a cube below the horizon line.

Part 3. Draw a cube that overlaps the horizon line.

Part 4. Using block lettering, draw your name, each letter should use the same vantage point.

Part 5. Draw a cityscape that includes a road with buildings lining each side.

Two-point Perspective

Part 6. Draw a cube above the horizon line.

Part 7. Draw a cube below the horizon line.

Part 8. Draw a cube that overlaps the horizon line.

Part 9. Using block lettering, draw your first initial, (if you want to challenge your self, try drawing your whole first name using two-point).

Part 10. Draw a building with windows, a staircase, and a sidewalk.

Exercise Sample


Related Presentations

Exercise 4 | E-portfolio

Self-Critique Questions
Artwork Documentation
Writing Assignment
E-Portfolio Notes


Exercise 4 | Resources

Illusion of Space [PDF]

How To Create Perspective [PDF]

Exercise Sample [PDF]


Exercise 4 | Related Reading

Design Basics: Illusion of Space


Exercise 4 | Sample Work


Project and some Student Samples appropriated from Prof. Mahr, Westchester Community College, NY

Video Resources

One Point Perspective:
Two Points Perspective:
How to Draw Backgrounds (2-point Perspective):