How to Draw House in 1-Point Perspective: Narrated Step by Step

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How to Draw House in 1-Point Perspective: Narrated Step by Step
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  • Hi Tom here in this week's Circle Line Art School video I'll show you one way to
  • draw a house and a line of trees in one point perspective,
  • first draw a horizontal line cross your page, which needs to be lower than the
  • middle height of the paper that you're drawing on, on this horizon line draw a
  • cross for the vanishing point on the far right, now draw a horizontal line
  • below the horizon on the left and add some more lines to make it into a
  • rectangle, which is longer than it is high and the top of the rectangle needs
  • to be above the horizon line and the base of the rectangle needs to be below
  • the horizon line, once you have this long rectangle we can draw two more vertical
  • lines so that the rectangles divided into three equal parts, now the side of
  • the house, the side that's going away from us, that's visually going away from us,
  • will be going towards our vanishing point on the right, so we can draw two
  • diagonal lines from the right vertical of the rectangle
  • to all the way to our vanishing point, now we can choose how far back we want
  • the house to recede on the right and once you've chosen that just draw a
  • vertical line between the two diagonal lines that go to the vanishing point to
  • show the position of the back of the house,
  • next we can draw a new horizontal line, sort of above the main structure of the
  • house, to show the height of the highest part of the roof and now draw two
  • triangles, one on the right and one on the left, leaving a gap in the middle,
  • next draw a line for the side of the roof from the top of the
  • triangles to the vanishing point, this shows what the roof looks like,
  • because we're looking at the side of the roof in perspective, therefore we need to
  • use our vanishing point to show us where those lines go, we can also draw a line
  • from the corner here and then another
  • from this corner here to the vanishing point, we can draw a vertical line here
  • then add a horizontal line at the top and the bottom towards the right, which
  • is a wall between the two wings of the house, which is at the front wall of the
  • house, we can darken some of the lines here to see what we need to keep, for
  • this drawing I'm using a 4b pencil,
  • next draw a line a horizontal line along the back of the roof going right across to the right,
  • now draw a new triangle on the right of the house,
  • using the diagonal line that goes to the vanishing point as like the base of the
  • triangle and then it will be a triangle in perspective, in one point perspective,
  • now draw two diagonal lines that connect the roof together,
  • we can now erase some of the guidelines longer need,
  • next let's add a chimney, first draw a tall thin rectangle that goes above the
  • top of the roof, it starts below the line of the roof but then it goes above the
  • line of the roof, from this we can draw a diagonal line all the way to the vanishing point,
  • now we can use the angle of the pitch of the roof to find the diagonal baseline
  • of the chimney,
  • you could add a series of chimney-pots on top, again they're going away in one
  • point perspective, because they're parallel to the edge of the building,
  • next we can draw in some windows, just use horizontal and vertical lines, it's a
  • good idea to line them up, so I tend to just follow the lines across, reading them across,
  • in one-point perspective the front of
  • the house will be made just from rectangles and triangles and all the
  • rectangles will have 90-degree angles to them, because they're not going to be
  • distorted by perspective, so that we start to get the structure of the house
  • in one point perspective, so any of the shapes of the house that are going away
  • from us on the right will be going to our one single vanishing point because
  • all these lines are parallel to each other,
  • you can follow the lines around the corner here, so you go up to the corner
  • and then, as they go on the sidewall, we can use our vanishing point to find the
  • line of the windows, if the line continued, go all the way to the
  • vanishing point, because it's on the side of the house,
  • although the door is in the middle of this house, I think it will look more
  • like it's on the right of the center part of the house, this is because the
  • right wing of the house is sort of coming forwards, so in a way it's hiding
  • the middle part of the house and that in turn makes the door which is in the
  • middle, it sort of loses its right-hand side, because of the right wing of the
  • house is coming forward and hiding it,
  • you could add some diamond patterns at the top triangles of the roof and some
  • smaller details, it takes a while to put in all the
  • windows, I'll speed up the drawing here, but basically we're just drawing some
  • small panes of glass in the windows, by dividing them up horizontally and
  • vertically in an even way, the lines on the roof that are going away from us
  • will again all end up at our vanishing point, you could add some tonal values
  • for the right-hand side of the chimney, the right-hand sight of the chimney pots,
  • on the right-hand side of the house - as I'm imagining the Sun is on the left in
  • the sky somewhere, once you have the house complete we can use our vanishing
  • point to draw a row of trees in one point perspective, I think I'll draw a
  • row of poplar trees, first draw a baseline for the trees, just a diagonal line
  • from our vanishing point going to the bottom of the page, but sort of leaning
  • across to the left, next we can draw another diagonal line, this time slightly
  • higher than the first line and between these two lines we can start to draw a
  • series of short tree trunks, getting smaller and closer together as
  • they go away from us and they go towards the horizon and indeed the vanishing
  • point, next draw a diagonal line from the horizon, going high up to the sky towards
  • the left and this will form the top height of our line of trees,
  • now we can just sketch in some taller tree shapes, starting on the nearest tree
  • on the left and making sure each tree starts at the tree trunk and stops
  • roughly at the top diagonals line that we just drew, so now we have a line of
  • trees in one point perspective, all the same height but getting smaller as they
  • recede from us,
  • next we can add some tonal values and texture to each tree and because the
  • light is coming from the left we can make the right-hand side of each tree
  • slightly darker than the left,
  • once the line of trees are sketched in, we could add some thin shadows to the
  • right of each tree going along the ground, now to finish this drawing I will
  • sketch in some plants, with lots of short little marks, making groups of marks to
  • indicate plants, we could also add a path on the right of the line of the poplar
  • trees, just draw two thin lines from the vanishing point coming down to the base
  • of the page, we could also add a few marks on the
  • horizon, far away, maybe just to indicate a town in the distance, now this
  • town is so far away that any buildings would just need to be indicated,
  • we wouldn't need to draw any detail at all,
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