How To Draw Using 1-Point Perspective


Hello and welcome to my new video: How to Draw using 1-Point Perspective, first draw a horizontal line and then
draw a dot in the middle of this horizontal line, next draw two diagonal lines that meet
that this dot or vanishing point, to make this into a railway track, draw a series of horizontal lines that get
closer together as they go towards the vanishing point, now draw two more diagonal lines from the vanishing point, this will be a road that is parallel to the road track that we’ve just drawn, next, we could draw another diagonal line, just to the left of these two, now on this new diagonal line we need to draw short vertical line, which will
be the near corner of a house that we can draw, then from the top of this
upright vertical line, draw another diagonal line, next you could draw a triangle for the
side of the roof and then a square below this for the site of the house, from the top of the triangle of the roof we could draw
another diagonal that goes towards the vanishing point and this will be the top
of the roof and then to cut it short, so it doesn’t go on forever to the
vanishing point we need to copy the side of the triangle on the right and copy
that angle for the back of the house and then we’ll get a roof that will work in
1-point perspective, now to this house now you could add a door and some windows, maybe, and so the door, the uprights of the door,
will be vertical and the uprights of the window will be vertical and the
diagonals will follow the diagonals that we’ve already got, again going towards
this one vanishing point, for 1-point perspective you need one vanishing point
and all of the parallel lines need to go towards that one vanishing point, so now we have a horizon with a railway track going to the vanishing point and then
the road on the left also going towards the vanishing point, and a house in one point perspective as well, just a simple house, on the right hand
side we’ve got some space, so I’ll do two more diagonal lines going towards
the vanishing point and then the third one as well and then on this third diagonal line on
the right I’ll put some upright verticals and I might make these into
lampposts or maybe trees, I make them into trees and to do that we just need
to find the top of one of the trees, the top of one of these vertical lines, and
then draw a line from this top base all the way to the vanishing point, and then just to make it easy for myself, I’ll make all the trees the same height,
but they’re going away into perspective into the distance, so I’ll just need one diagonal line to
cut them all off at the same height and so the trees that we draw, they can
be just very simple trees, like a cypress tree or a poplar tree and just keep it
very very simple so that they’re really repeating the
shapes and therefore you’ll get more of the hang of how one point perspective
works, by not over complicating things too much, so they’re going to get smaller as they go
away, because that’s what perspective does, they are always going to go way towards
vanishing point, because that’s where we’re looking as the viewer to the
drawing, we’re looking towards the vanishing point and all of the parallel lines which are in the environment that with are drawing are
also going towards the vanishing point, so that makes it a clearer image to
draw, now for the railway track we probably need to to put in a bit more detail so that we can actually get the bars of metal going
away into the distance and then the wooden sleepers, the sleepers of the
railway track, being sort of from brick like shapes, wooden planks which go away into the distance as they go into distance they get smaller and also if
you’re using, like I am, a 4B pencil or a soft pencil, you could just press
with the pencil slightly less as you go towards vanishing point and therefore
the lines will be slightly darker in the foreground and then by the mid-ground and the background the lines will be slightly paler and
that will help gain that sense of perspective as well as just using one
point perspective, if you change the tone of the lines that you’re using as well, it’s just quite useful sometimes, so we
could also think about maybe adding some tone to this drawing, some light and dark, so maybe if I was to do that I might put
the light source on the right hand side and have some shadows going off towards the left, but maybe before we do that it’s a bit empty on the left hand side
around the house so we could put some some other things, so, what we could do next, perhaps, add a
few more trees, maybe we could put a little bush in here
as well, let’s put a fence around this and the
fence again, the top of the line of the fence and the bottom of the line of
the fence, will be going towards the vanishing point,unless its horizontal
and then it will just be going straight like the line of the horizon is straight… the horizontal line doesn’t need to be a
straight line, like it’s a desert or a diagram, often the horizontal line which is the
height of the eye of the viewer of the image, that height is often obscured
by hills or buildings or other things so in this drawing we could just make a range of hills
which are very far distance with these two parallel lines on the right rather
than make them into a road, I think I’ll make them into a little
river and I just need to have two curves that continually wind away towards
vanishing point, they don’t sort of stretch out the left or right of these
two diagonal lines and that will more or less get you a river which is a bit
straight, but is also wavy, and then maybe I could put some reflections of the
trees and the river, something like that so I think with this avenue of trees I could put a little path
to the right hand side as well, that goes behind the trees and that will make the
trees come forward, because they’ve got something behind them, so therefore
they’re going to stand in front of the things behind them, one point perspective is a very useful
technique or device to use in a drawing to create some sense of a
three-dimensional quality, now I would say that the actual, you know,
reality of the world, it is quite complex and 1-point perspective makes things quite simple, but it also makes them quite readable as a three-dimensional
quality on the two-dimensional surface of the paper, so it’s a useful thing to
be able to do, but it does have its limitations as well, but I hope that you
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