DRAWING

Two-Point Perspective

TWO-POINT PERSPECTIVE

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 (one-point perspective) two points (two-point perspective) or several points on a horizon line as perceived by a viewer imagined in an arbitrarily fixed position.


(taken from dictionary.com)

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KEY POINTS

  • All vertical construction lines are parallel to one another
  • All vertical lines constructed at the intersection point of the two lines running towards the vanishing points
  • All horizontal construction lines lead to a single vanishing point, based on the plane on which they are located on
  • The two further away from each other you place your two vanishing points, the flatter your objects will appear
  • This style of perspective requires choosing two vanishing points
  • One or both vanishing points can be placed outside of your canvas, as well as inside

EXERCISE ONE: TWO POINT CUBE

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EXERCISE TWO: TWO-POINT CITYSCAPE

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OTHER EXAMPLES

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