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# Copy of Two Point Perspective

A continuation from one point perspective
by

## Edie McDonald

on 3 March 2015

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2 point
perspective

A little history...
in a word...vanishing points!
practice makes perfect!
To get started with Two Point Perspective, you will complete a perspective worksheet. This will go into your sketchbook once it is complete. You will not need to write a reflection for this exercise but you should make note of how the shapes change above, below, and on the horizon line.
We have learned that perspective was used to create depth and dimension to flat images
Perspective was used extensively by Italian artsits during the Renaissance. Artists outside of Italy made their own attempts but were not aware of the advances made in Italy.
The Dutch artist MC Escher (1898-1972) brought the wonderful world of perspective to contemporary art with his use of multiple perspectives to create fantastical compostions.
So what is the difference between one and two point perspective?
With one point perspective, one side of the object is parallel to the picture plane and the top, bottom, left, and right sides converge on one single vanishing point.
With two point perspective, no face, plane, or side of the object is parallel to the picture plane. All the vertical edges are represented as vertical lines in a drawing. The top, bottom, and four side planes converge on two vanishing points.
So let's draw some 2 point perspective!
1. The Horizon Line
Draw your horizon line. Remember, where you put your line determines from where you are viewing - low on the page means you are looking from above, high on the page means you are on the ground, and line in the middle means you are probably standing in a normal manner.
2. The Vanishing Points
3. Drawing the objects
Place 2 vanishing points on the horizon line. It might be interesting to see what happens to the shape and look of your objects as you change the vanishing points...
The vertical lines will be parallel to the left and right sides of the page. The lines that create the top, bottom, and sides will converge on the 2 vanishing points - be careful as some of the lines for the faces will go to both vanishing points.
Point of View...
In your sketchbook, you will be creating a cityscape using two point perspective. Your cityscape should include:

-a minimum of 8 different sized “buildings”
-at least one object above, one below, and one on the horizon line
-a minimum of 4 “other” objects you would see in a city
-shapes other than squares or rectangles should also be included
-windows and doors that adhere to the rules of two point perspective

Your final cityscape should be balanced, utilize the whole sketchbook page, and should resemble a city scene. Make sure you work lightly in pencil to begin.

You MUST use two point perspective and the final composition should be neat, tidy, and fully shaded (consider the direction of your light source).
other ways to create the ILLUSION OF DEPTH...
Placing objects behind or in front of other objects creates the illusion of depth. Objects in front appear closer than objects behind.
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OVERLAPING OBJECTS
Objects appear larger when they are closer and appear smaller when they are further away.
DIMINUATION
Objects that are lower on the picture plane appear closer than objects that are higher up or closer the horizon line.
PLACEMENT
Objects that are close are clearer; objects that are far away are not as clear and will have less detail.
ATMOSPHERIC
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I can draw a 2-point cityscape
Warm-up: I can draw a Birds eye view
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