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Two point Perspective

                            What happens when another vanishing point appears in one point perspective?
It becomes two point perspective!
Two point perspective is most people's favourite perspective to use because it shows a lot more information in an image and gives images more of a 3-D look.

Below is what two point perspective can convey: 
Scale                       Discovery

Controversy        Travel



Knowing the Axes

Learning perspective requires the understanding of the X-Y-Z Coordinate system.
Each of the axes points towards a vanishing point and each plane is 
perpendicular to it's axis, as seen in the image below.
This understanding will help you break down the complexity of an image or object and 
will help you stay in control of your image. 

This image below shows what planes are affected by each axis. 
It's not just the large planes on the object that are affected, but the small ones too.

 Other uses for two point perspective 

As mentioned at the top of this post,
two point perspective helps to show more information about an object.

It is especially useful for showing vehicles, props and buildings in concept art. This is because it is a more natural view of the object which communicates scale and details clearly.

What not to do
A common thing that people get wrong in two point perspective is that they have 
the vanishing points too close and they are both in the picture plane. 
This will give it an unattractive fan look in which everything is in the cone of vision. 
The resulting central line is also unappealing.

The right way

The image below shows the right way of approaching two point perspective.
Placing the vanishing points further apart, then planning your view of the image 
will give you more freedom in placing the picture plane.



These exercises are just like the exercises in the last post about one point perspective 
but using two point perspective instead.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

One point Perspective

When people start getting into drawing, they tend to use one point perspective a lot.
Some people dislike it - they think it's very dull, too simple and seems amateur.
But people often underestimate it.  One point perspective can actually convey a lot of meaning and power.
It's also great for showing depth if done well and it's nice to use for symmerrical images or designs.

Below are strong impressions that one point perspective can convey:

 Battle                                           Religion

Power                                        Wealth

Empires                                    Importance 


Exercise 01

A fun exercise to get to know one point perspective better 
is to create your own factory or garage. 
Make it full of boxes and other objects that belong in a 
 factory or garage. If you find it to hard to draw 
other detailed objects you can just stick to boxes.
(Always keep in mind the planes of the boxes in relation to the vanishing point).

                   Exercise 02

 Here are three rough drawings I drew in one point perspective, but the horizon line in each drawing is in a different place. The images below have the horizon line at the top, then in the middle, then in the bottom.
So this exercise is for you to draw whatever you want but to have the horizon line in a different place each time.