One-Point Perspective Grid - Basic Shapes & Shadows


Learn to draw in one-point perspective. A one-point perspective drawing contains one vanishing point on a horizon line. Perspective is a fundamental principle in art. 


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  1. Construct a one-point perspective grid. 

  2. Draw a three-dimensional cube on the grid. Draw the cube near, far and floating.  

  3. After drawing the cubes, draw other basic forms in perspective such as cylinders and spheres. 

  4. Formulate the shadows and shade each object.