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How to draw in two point perspective

Sketching sceneries, buildings and what-not and making it look realistic sounds like a complicated affair. While sketching roughly, the drawing looks just about right but not as precise as reality. That’s where the perspectives come into play. To read about how to draw in one point perspective and vanishing points in detail, check out this link – How to draw in One Point Perspective?

In two point perspective, two vanishing points are used. Imagine standing at a crossroad and looking at the building in the corner that you are facing. Now, there will be two roads moving away from you. These two roads, as far as your eyes could see, will end in vanishing points. Here, we do not consider the other two roads that’s behind you. In this case, the horizontal lines of the buildings are drawn in relation to these 2 vanishing points. Note that in One Point Perspective, all the planes facing the observer will be straight or flat. Whereas in Two Point Perspective, angles are at play.

Two point perspective

Let’s see how to draw a simple cottage house in two point perspective.

Two point perspective

Step 1: Draw a horizon line and place two points at each ends. These will be our two vanishing points. Draw a straight line and connect to the vanishing points as shown. This will be the edge of the house that’s closer to the observer.

Step 2: Draw two more vertical lines one on each side of the first line that’s drawn. These will be the other two edges. Note that each horizontal line that’s drawn will end in either of the vanishing points while the vertical lines stay straight and parallel.

I will finish up the cottage with little more details, some trees and bushes.

Two point perspective

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Categories: Art of Drawing

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Yuvi MK

I write, I read, I sketch, I repeat!πŸ’•

17 replies

  1. Actually, I found a blessing in being partially blind in my left eye (LARGE blind spots right in the middle where the macula densa should focus everything). The result is VERY limited 3-D vision, so when I was a child and drew what I saw, everyone seemed amazed at this little kid with such “perception” of dimensions. 😁 What they did not realize was that it was my handicap, and all I could perceive. I just did not see the depth, it all looked flat to me and still does.
    Cool lesson for dimensional-challenged folks, though!

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    1. I’m greatly inspired by your positive approach to the situation πŸ’œ and I’d love to see your beautiful artworks! Thank you for taking your time and sharing your story with me.πŸ’œ

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      1. Not much by way of drawing for many years now, just rare occasional sketches ever since I got into photography. Plus I found a web site that will convert photos to line drawings!! 😊

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