Thursday, 26 February 2015

Week 4 - Day 2 - Perspective continued

Now that you know what the eye level, vanishing point, horizon line are, let us move on to the next step of trying to draw with two vanishing points, ie 2-point perspective.

What you will be capable of, at the end of the blog, is to create any 3D object in space such as the pic below.

We need to start with the same horizon line, like yesterday.

Now instead of adding one vanishing point (VP), add two of them. One on the left and one on the right, VP1 and VP2.

Next, draw a Vertical line, which is perpendicular to the bottom of the paper. 
Perpendicular : at an angle of 90° to a given line, plane, or surface or to the ground. In this case, perpendicular to the bottom of your paper.

Next what you need to do is, connect the top and bottom of the vertical lines to the Vanishing points. 

In the triangles that you get on either sides of the Vertical line, I want you to draw two more vertical lines, one on the left and one on the right, touching the sides of the triangle.

Now, you will connect the top of the new lines with the VP which is furthest from it. So, VP1 will connect to the top of the line on the right and VP2 will connect to the top of the line on the left.

Do you notice the box that you have created?? Isn't it perfect in perspective? Now, we can further work on the box, to create whatever object we desire by adding more and more vertical lines, connecting to the VPs! 

Let me erase all the diagonals and give some colour to the table, so you can see clearly.

Tomorrow we will get into a more complex drawing, using 1 point perspective. If you have forgotten about it, no worries! Just read up on the previous blog and refresh your memory. You will enjoy what you will be sketching tomorrow!

Until next time, keep scribbling!

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