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6th Grade Two Point Perspective

A continuation from one point perspective

Troy Rexilius

on 5 March 2015

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Transcript of 6th Grade Two Point Perspective

2 point

in a word...vanishing points!
Drawing solid objects on a 2-D surface to make them appear 3-D
How objects relate to each other when viewed from a particular point.
Perspective can be observed in artwork as early as 400 AD.
Perspective was not extensively explored until the Italian Renaissance during the 1400's.
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 compositions.
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...
So what about the lines?
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.
Project Requirements
-a minimum of 3 different sized "buildings"
-1 ally way that separates two buildings
-windows and doors that follow to the rules of two point perspective
- a minimum of 3 unique details

Your final city drawing should contain at least 3 large buildings that fill they page. I would not make more than 5 buildings. 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.
overlapping OBJECTS
Objects appear larger when they are closer and appear smaller when they are further away.
Size Change
Objects that are lower on the picture plane appear closer than objects that are higher up or closer the horizon line.
Objects that are close are clearer; objects that are far away are not as clear and will have less detail.
City Images
Day 1
Today you need to set up your city block and buildings
Draw very light
Make sure you have 3 different sized buildings and one ally
Day 2
Start adding your details, but make sure they go to the proper vanishing point.
Details on the buildings right side go to the right VP
details on the left side go to the left VP
Take your time, we are not in a rush to finish this project.
NO pencil shading yet.
How can you make each building look unique?
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