How to Draw Two-Point Perspective

Perspective drawing, a way to represent an image to appear real in a plane surface is divided into many categories. Each category refers to the number of vanishing point(s) that are being involved. In my previous article I show you how to draw one-point perspective. As a related topic we are going to tackle the steps on how to draw two-point perspective.

The main difference between the two is that two-point perspective projects two vanishing point while one-point perspective as indicated in their names has only one. Two-point is an exact picture viewed from a corner of your image or a rotated view of your one-point perspective.

Draw a Horizon Line Image
    Now, first step is that to have our two-point perspective drawing we are to create first our horizon line. This line is a linear portion in which the eye-sight of the viewer is being leveled. It is the division that indicates whether what portion of an object should be visible, where the sky and the ground meets and vanish.
Choose Two Vanishing Point
    And then, were going now to proceed to the next step. Your two vanishing points are where your image became invisible. These are points where your parallel lines meet on both sides. It is very important to choose the best location for these two points. The distance between the two will greatly affect the final appearance of your drawing. The most excellent choice for your vanishing points is on someplace where your image fits the center spot of your paper.
Draw the Sets of Orthogonal Lines Image
    Next, on the third step is that we then now draw sets of orthogonal lines. These are sets lines radiated from each vanishing points. Orthogonal lines are perpendicular to any vertical lines in the picture plane used to give shape or temporary sketch to your drawing.
Draw Transversal Lines and Curves

    After to draw orthogonal lines, proceed to draw transverse lines. Transverse lines are lines perpendicular to the orthogonal lines. Since parallel planes are seldom found in two-point perspective drawing only vertical lines are use for temporary sketching. So it is better to draw curves and oblique lines in our piece. Curves and oblique lines are sometimes drawn to have the best replica of the model to be drawn.

    After drawing the guidelines we are now ready for the final retouch. Significant lines must be redrawn to become broader and the guidelines must then be erased. Add details to your drawing and adjust its tone by shading some portions with the use of different pencils. Add shadows on your drawing by projecting a point as your light source.
    It is not difficult for someone to learn how to draw perspective pictures. Mastering these steps in application will surely help you much. Drawing is not a thing that takes a long time for you to learn. Instead of having hard times why not enjoy it? Just take your pencil and paper and start to draw your first master piece.

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Thank good exercise
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Lee   |:
Just FYI it would be helpful to define the terms for instance, Orthogonal Lines
... and draw transverse lines. I had to look these terms up.. just a thought. l
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