How to Draw 2-Point Perspective: A Room with a View

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Oct 20, 2018


How to Draw 2-Point Perspective: A Room with a View
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  • Hi, Tom here in this week's Circle Line Art School video I'm going to show you
  • one way to draw using two-point perspective,
  • starts by drawing a horizontal line just below the middle of your page,
  • for this drawing our first vanishing point can be in the middle of our horizon,
  • from this first vanishing point we can draw two parallel lines in perspective,
  • because they're in perspective they'll become diagonal lines because the gap
  • between them is getting smaller as they go towards the horizon, so these two
  • lines are like an endless wall going towards our first vanishing point, next
  • we can draw a vertical line between these two diagonals to show where our
  • walls stop, as we don't want an endless wall, now we can add our second vanishing
  • point, this time on the far left, but still on the horizon line, on the
  • horizontal line that we drew at the beginning,
  • next we can draw another wall, an endless wall, for now, starting from our second
  • vanishing point and each of these two diagonal lines needs to go through the end
  • of the first vertical line that we drew, now we can add two more vertical lines
  • on the left wall for partitions within the wall, as it were, almost like doorways
  • like big doorways, again these vertical lines need to be between the diagonal
  • lines of our wall, the diagonal lines represent the top and bottom line of the
  • wall, on the left through the partition in the wall we can add another shorter
  • vertical line on the wall going to the right and then by using the vanishing
  • point in the center of our drawing we can draw two more lines going past the
  • top and the bottom of this vertical line, to make the wall on the far left, next on
  • the wall on the right, we can draw a vertical line between these two diagonal
  • lines to show where we could have the wall stopping, so this becomes a corner
  • of the wall and to have the next side of the wall coming towards us we need to
  • draw two more lines from the middle vanishing point, again going to the top
  • and bottom of the vertical line which is in the corner of the wall, all the walls
  • going towards the middle should use the middle vanishing
  • point, for the tops and bottoms of the walls, and then all of the walls going
  • towards the left should use see vanishing point left, now I have darkened
  • the lines that we need we can add another vertical partition line on the
  • left and then far away on the left we can draw another wall using our
  • vanishing point in the middle of the drawing to find the top and bottom lines
  • of the wall,
  • now we can erase a few lines so we no longer need,
  • next we could draw a series of lines, like lines of a wooden wall, slats in the
  • wall and these horizontal lines are all in perspective and therefore they all
  • need to look like they would continue all the way to the vanishing point in
  • the middle of the drawing,
  • the horizontal represents our eye height, the height of
  • the viewers eye, when they're looking at the scene,
  • we can repeat this process and draw some lines on the left too, some horizontal
  • lines going towards the vanishing point, the central vanishing point in our drawing,
  • both of these walls are going towards that one fixed point in the center, the
  • vanishing point that were using for these walls and all of the lines are
  • parallel to each other and that's why we can use that one single vanishing point...
  • now we can add a baseline for the big windows,
  • this line we can use the left vanishing point,
  • next, to make the large windows we can create two vertical lines on this large wall,
  • looking along here we could add another vertical line on the wall in the
  • distance, you could add a slight thickness to these lines to make them
  • look like bars of a window, next, for this drawing I shall draw the sea,
  • so we're looking through the windows to the sea,
  • so for that, we just need to add some small sharp broken horizontal lines
  • getting a little bit longer and a little bit darker as they come towards us,
  • we could smudge some of these lines a little bit to create a more atmospheric
  • look, I will darken some of the window bars too for this drawing I'm using a 4B
  • pencil, any pencil or fine pen would do,
  • now I think I'll add some gentle tone, some shading in the sky, to indicate some
  • clouds, I'll make sure they don't have any hard edges, any dark edges...
  • again I can smudge these tones using this side of an eraser,
  • the last step in this drawing is to add a few shadows cast by these upright
  • vertical lines in the window, I'll use the middle vanishing point as a
  • direction of the light source and then from that point I can draw the shadows
  • as straight lines coming towards us,
  • I'll make these shadows quite faint and soft, just by applying a gentle pressure
  • with pencil that I'm using. Thank you very much for watching this video, please
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  • thank you for watching and see you next time
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The first step is to draw a horizontal line across the middle of your page, next draw a across in the middle of your horizontal line, this will be the first vanishing point for this 2-point perspective drawing. All parallel lines going towards the vanishing point will look like they meet at the vanishing point, if you extended the lines all the way to the horizon. Later we can draw our second vanishing point, on the left, but still on the horizon line. This second vanishing point is for all walls, all parallel lines, going towards the left. The horizon line is the line that represents the height of the eye of the viewer of the scene. It is also the height of the horizon.

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