Perspective Drawing

Perspective Drawing
Links to articles & free tutorials, perfect for self study! Here you will find free articles on the internet for further exploration of this topic.

Arty Factory is an interactive tutorial to teach you the angles of perspective drawing and how it works.

Vocabulary

Terms used in perspective drawing:

Picture Plane - the surface of the pictorial. The edges of the paper represent the "window" through which you see the object or scene.

Horizon Line - An imaginary line that divides the sky and land when viewing a landscape or separates the sea from the sky on the ocean. It is always at the eye level of the viewer and will change based on elevation.

Vanishing Point - The point at which imaginary parallel lines converge as they recede into the distance. In one point perspective, there is only one vanishing point. In two point perspective there are two vanishing points.

Viewing Point - The location of the eyes relative to an scene or object. Objects can be viewed from left to right, right to left, downward or upward. How an object appears with perspective changes depending on these parameters.


An object can be represented using one, two or three point perspective.

One Point Perspective

The true width and height of an object in the front view are placed in the picture plane. A horizontal construction line represents the horizon. The location of this line depends on the viewing point and the viewing direction of the viewer. Elevation is taken into account by raising or lowering the horizon line according to where the viewer stands.

Defined by dictionary.com as:

…a mathematical system for representing three-dimensional objects and space on a two-dimensional surface by means of intersecting lines that are drawn vertically and horizontally and that radiate from one point on a horizon line…




External Links

External links to articles & free tutorials, perfect for self study! Here you will find free articles on the internet for further exploration of topics.

StudentArtGuide is a simple tutorial that will get you up an running in one point perspective drawing or download the free handout!
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