Have you ever wanted to draw a realistic looking mechanical object such as a car, airplane or house? Learn how to draw these things accurately using a two-point perspective drawing system. A two-point perspective drawing has 2 vanishing point on a horizon line.
- horizon line
- vanishing point
- eye level
- vertical line and horizontal line
What you need
What you do
- Review some basic terms for perspective drawing: horizon line, vanishing point, guideline, cube, cylinder, sphere, ellipse, vertical and horizontal.
- Draw a three-dimensional cube in two-point perspective. Draw the same cube near, far and floating.
- After drawing the cubes, draw other basic forms in perspective such as cylinders and spheres.
- Select a simple object (like a phone or pencil sharpener) to draw in two point perspective.
- Sketch the construction lines lightly and darken the details later. Cleanup any unwanted lines with an eraser.
- If you feel confident enough, try applying what you have learned to drawing more complex objects such as a car, boat, train, airplane, building, chair, cup or a room.