Sketching in One and Two Point Perspective


SKETCHING IN ONE AND TWO POINT PERSPECTIVE
My drawing now all tends to be in one or two point perspective (and mostly one point). One point perspective tends to lead the eye on a natural journal towards the single vanishing point. The drawing on the right is one point perspective with the eye being guided through the drawing to the vanishing point about 2/3 across and 2/3 down the drawing. In both forms of perspective drawing the simple things to bear in mind are the vanishing point(s) and horizon line (head height). 
Examples of one point perspective with the vanishing point, horizon line and perspective lines drawn in.
One point perspective sketchingOne point perspective sketchingOne point perspective sketchingOne point perspective sketching 
As you can see from the third drawing, the same principles apply to interior sketches as well as exterior. In the fourth drawing additional perspective line are included to show how they continue around and still pass through the vanishing point.
Two point perspective sketchingTwo point perspective sketching
The majority of my sketches tend to be in one point perspective but here are a couple that show the principles of two point. This has a centre line which is the closest point to the sketcher and it again has the eye level horizon.

The perspective lines taper from the centre and where they eventually converge are the two vanishing points. As is very often the way in two point perspective, the vanishing points will be quite a distance off the page. 

Whilst there can be a tendency with two point perspective for the eye to be drawn away from the centre and off the page in two direction it can be a good way to demonstrate the power and strength of a building.

See my blog 'Eye Level in Perspective Drawing' for more information.

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