How to Draw a House in 2-Point Perspective: Step by Step


Hello and welcome to my new video, my name is Tom McPherson and this week I will show you one way to draw a house in 2-point perspective, the first step in this drawing is to draw a horizontal line that is a little lower than the middle of your page, next, you need to draw two crosses that are far apart from each other Next, draw a short vertical line that is slightly to the left of the center of your page, now you can draw a diagonal line from the base of this vertical line, to the vanishing point on the left, and now draw another diagonal line, towards the top of this vertical line, to the same vanishing point on the left, next we can draw two more diagonal lines going towards the vanishing point on the right, so we get this sort of shape, now the next thing we need to do is to draw two vertical lines, one on the left and one on the right, and these will be the two sides of the house we are drawing, Now on the right hand side of the house draw two more diagonal lines that make a cross this will be a good way to find the centre of this rectangle, and then we need to draw a vertical line that goes up through this centre we have just found, Next draw two diagonal lines that make a triangle for the roof, Now draw a long diagonal line from the top of this triangle to the vanishing point on the left, Next we need to copy the diagonal line on the left of the triangle we have got, for the back of the roof of the house we are making, so you need to read across that line and copy it so that they both make parallel lines, for this drawing of a house I will add an extra line to the left and right vanishing points, this will be useful when I draw some steps to the door later on, Now draw another cross, this time on the left side of the house, and find the vertical centre line again, now that we have this, we know where the door on the left can be, if we want it in the centre of the house, and then the top line of this door will go to the left vanishing point, next we can add some windows either side of this door, again the top and bottom of these windows will go towards the left vanishing point, and the uprights, the vertical lines will be vertical, so next we can just repeat what we did on the left hand side of this house onto the right, putting a central door in the centre, and then a window again on the left and right of the door, and we can work out the height of these windows and doors by reading across the lines from the left side of the building and then as they get to the nearest corner of the house, so that the front corner of the house, the nearest corner of the house, everything on the left of that goes to the left vanishing point, and everything to the right goes to the right vanishing point, in 2-point perspective that is how the diagonal lines will work, for this drawing later on I think I will use some shading and put the house in a landscape, and add some clouds, so I will speed up the drawing a bit later on, Please SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube channel, Circle Line Art School where I post a new drawing every week, an art tutorial, there are over 180 of my videos now on YouTube and they are all free to watch, so Thank You Very Much for watching I hope you enjoy watching the rest of this drawing and see you next time!

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