Artists Observe: Realism Unit
Architecture and Perspective
Activity #1: One Point Persepctive
When drawing objects in perspective, using a one-point vanishing perspective can be an important technique to make your drawings look more three dimensional. Try learning about and practicing the technique below.
Step #1: Watch this video
Step #2: Try for yourself
In your sketchbook create a scene like the one in the video above with three squares turned into cubes. Be sure to use a ruler and follow the instructions in the video carefully.
Step #3: If you have extra time . . .
Try adding a shape that is not a square. Maybe a circle or a heart and see if you can make it three dimensional with the same technique.