How to draw in One Point Perspective?

A hello to all of you beautiful people out there! πŸ‘‹ Have you ever wondered how people draw a simple sketch and make it look very realistic? I have! Because I usually sketch for leisure and never thought about the how-tos of it. So even with reference images, my sketches lacked something on the ‘convincing’ part which i couldn’t put my finger on until now! It’s drawing with perspectives!

Our eyes perceive depth in the form of perspectives, simply one point, two point and three point. So, how do you replicate what you see in 3D on a 2D surface, that is paper and make it look very realistic and convincing? Using this unique technique called drawing with perspectives.

What is One Point Perspective?

Imagine you are standing in a train track that stretches straight in front of you. Concentrate on how far your eyes can see. At the farther end over the horizon, everything seems to converge to a single point. That point is called VANISHING POINT. We are going to use this vanishing point and draw our image.

One point perspective – Vanishing point

In one point perspective, a single vanishing point is used, in two point 2 and 3 for 3 point perspective. In one point perspective, the observer is viewing the image face on, that is all of the planes facing the observer are flat. By using a horizon line, vanishing point and a set of straight lines that diverge from the vanishing point, you can create a beautiful rendering of a 3D image on a paper that looks realistic. Let’s see how with an example of drawing a train track with a tunnel.

Drawing a tunnel in One Point Perspective

One Point Perspective
  1. Draw a straight line for the horizon and mark the center with a point which is our vanishing point.
  2. Draw a set of lines diverging from the vanishing point for the tracks. Compare it with image shown above for a better understanding.
  3. For the tunnel, draw reference lines from the vanishing point as shown. Note how every line is drawn from the point. That’s how we create depth.
One Point Perspective

As for the shading part, the nearer end of the tunnel facing us will be brighter and it gets darker as we go in. So I’ve shaded accordingly. I will add a train on the top, and finish up with some shading. Here is the end result.

One point perspective

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How to draw a simple scenery? | Simple pencil drawing

1. Draw outlines for clouds

Pencil drawing – Clouds

Shade the sky with a flat tone, using softer pencils. I used 6B. Smudge the clouds randomly to make it look little realistic.

2. Draw the ocean

Pencil Sketching – Ocean

Darken the horizon and draw rough random lines for tides. Using a softer pencil, draw the tide line and the foreground silhouette line. (I used 8B)

3. Draw trees and bushes

Pencil sketching – Trees and Bushes

To finish up, draw two palm trees and darken them along with the foreground. Small crops can be added for effect. (Here I’ve used 8B.)

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A simple guide to Scribble Art

What is Scribble Art?

Scribble Art is a unique form of art, that is, to create art literally by scribbling! I know, it sounds weird right? But trust me, the result will blow your mind! If you love sketching and drawing, and if you haven’t tried this one yet, I strongly suggest you should. It might not be your style of art, but you can almost never go wrong with this kind. You don’t have to be perfect in drawing and shading. Its the small imperfections that makes this kind of art more beautiful.

How to do Scribble Art?

To begin with, let’s look at something simple. Trees. We can use various strokes and shading techniques to draw any kind of trees or bushes or grass. Usually, for sceneries it is mostly a mix of free-hand-drawing and scribble strokes.

With this, let’s look at drawing a simple scenery step-by-step.

Step 1 : Fix the center of your scenery

To begin with lets draw a simple house and give it value by shading. I’ve chosen the sunlight to be from top-right corner, so I’ve shaded accordingly.

Step 2: Begin drawing strokes for trees

Now this part might look simple but all it takes is little concentration. Closer to the ground and wall will be dark because of shadow, so dark strokes will do. For the tree tops, it needs a little pattern along with the strokes to make it look like a tree.

To fill the space above the house, I’ve done strokes as base for the extension of branches. Then a little pattern and shading, the magic combo, to give life to the scribbling.

Step 3: Simple strokes for grass

To fill the bottom half, the simple option is grass patches. Instead of drawing strokes in straight lines, which looks ugly and boring, make them in shapes to give the perspective of terrain. Again the magic combo of pattern and shading, and voila! The grassland is ready.

Even if its mostly scribbles and strokes, if we remember the aspect of light and shadows, everything will look decent and convincing! After a few finishing touches, here is the result!

There are more complex scribble arts like drawing portraits which look stunning. But for beginners, I think drawing sceneries is best option to practice with, as it combines both scribble art and free-hand-drawings.

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