How to Draw Perspective: A Bridge and Narrow Boat

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Jun 02, 2018


How to Draw Perspective: A Bridge and Narrow Boat
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  • Hi, Tom here and welcome to my new video: How to Draw a Bridge and a Narrow Boat
  • in Perspective, start by drawing a horizontal line above the middle of your paper,
  • place a cross for a vanishing point on
  • the right and another cross for the vanishing point on the left, now draw a
  • diagonal line from the far left vanishing point to the lower right hand
  • side and then another diagonal line to the upper right hand side of your drawing,
  • next, in between these two diagonal lines
  • that we've just drawn, and also to the right of the vanishing point on the
  • horizon, draw two vertical lines between the two diagonal lines,
  • next, find a point about halfway between these two vertical lines, a little bit to
  • the left of the halfway line and draw a curve,
  • now, from the right vanishing point, draw another line to the bottom of the left
  • vertical line and then keep the line going beyond it, and now we can repeat
  • that for the line on the right hand side to the vertical line on the right,
  • next draw another vertical line for the back of the bridge, now, if we draw a line
  • from the left vanishing point to the top, where the bridge starts to curve, we can
  • now copy that curve, from the front of the bridge, copy that curve to the back
  • of the bridge, but we do need to start on the left-hand vertical that we just
  • drawn, and then we need to stop this curve as it touches the first curve,
  • the curve in the front,
  • and now we have a simple bridge in two-point perspective, where are two
  • vanishing points which are on the horizon, are used for all of the parallel
  • lines that are going away from us, they will either go to the left vanishing point or
  • the parallel lines will go to the right vanishing point, next we could draw a
  • curve for the two lines that will be the waterway, the canal, at the front of the
  • drawing, in the foreground, as we draw these, they just need to keep getting
  • closer as they go to the horizon, so the curve in perspective, as long as the two
  • curved lines, which are in this case parallel, they're going to, because of
  • perspective, they're going to join up together at the vanishing point, which is
  • going to be on the horizon line, the next step is to draw some guide lines for the
  • narrow boat that we're going to draw in the foreground, we can block in the basic
  • rectangle of the narrow boat using our two-point perspective, using the
  • vanishing points, so the vanishing point on the right, we can use that to get the
  • length of the boat, and the vanishing point on the left,
  • we can use that to find where the lines stop, so they're not endlessly long lines,
  • so they actually stop,
  • once we have the basic long shape of this flat bottoms narrow boat, we can
  • draw the front and back of the boat
  • and add a curve to the front
  • and some details, the next step in this drawing is to draw a front of a building
  • on the left, and then we can add some tonal value, some shading, particularly
  • under the bridge, for this drawing I'll add more buildings,
  • I want to make this drawing look a little bit like a Victorian scene, an
  • old-fashioned scene, I think I'll add a sketch of a horse and cart going over
  • the bridge, but because we're looking up at the bridge, because the top of the
  • bridge is above the horizon line, so in perspective, anything above the horizon
  • line we're looking up at, because we're looking up at the bridge, the horse and
  • cart, we will only sort of see the top of the horses and the top of the cart, so they
  • can just really be a sketch, I don't need to put in too much detail,
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