How to Draw in Perspective for Beginners

How to Draw in Perspective for Beginners



hey everyone this is away and welcome back let me go over some basic key points and perspective because it's actually very important to be able to visualize the 3d space in whatever it is that you draw so let's get started and I'll talk about the process along the way well let's go over some basic stuff for perspective and you know perspective can be pretty complicated but for general drawing you know Yuri don't need that much knowledge on it that so let me show you the basic stuff that you know everyone should probably know a little bit on perspective so with perspective you always start out with a horizon line okay so I'm just gonna start this is what they called a horizon line basically this is your account your eye level like if you look really far away you know this is kind of what you see at your eye level it's kind of like looking now into the ocean right you see the horizon line so with this horizon line this is I'm going to start out with a one-point perspective so this is the the most simple a simple perspective that you can get so it's just one point so basically one point means that you're going to have one point on the horizon line and then if you create these lines like this you know now you're getting perspective coming from this one point here so with these lines let's say you want to draw like a box so with these perspective lines you can actually do let's just say something like this and these all these lines right here will be parallel to the horizon so there's only really the other perspective line is going in one direction okay so we can do so all these lines are parallel and this is kind of like perpendicular right so it's perpendicular to the horizon so this is what they call one-point perspective and if you want to visualize this box you know let's say a little bit better very useful I'm going to draw the back of this so these lines will be connecting all the way all the way to that point so this would be the back of the box and why am i drawing a specular box because it's a you know enjoying and general it's always good to be able to visualize things behind so that's why I'm I'm just kind of drawing this just for the just for the heck of it okay so this would be a one-point perspective so this is the most basic form and let's move on to two point perspective so let's see let's draw the horizon line again okay so what two-point perspective that's what it is it's just two points so instead of one I'm going to have two okay so let's just connect these lines a little bit just draw some guidelines yeah okay I'm going to do another one here and what this gives you it's you know cut so kind like a three dimensional grid now right like instead of just parallel lines now we actually have two perspective lines so let's say you want to do a box and I'm just going to take one of these lines for example so let's draw let's draw like a smaller one since we're here so let's say this would be the let's say the top of the box it was a little bit smaller now these lines are still vertical okay so these are still perpendicular to the horizon so I'm just kind of let's let's make this as the base of the box and then let's connect this okay so with two points per perspective now what you're getting is some it's a little bit more realism that there's a little bit of warping right because you know this is kind of very wide angle because the the the vanishing points here are fairly close together so you're going to get like a very wide angle so this this thing almost looks like it's being distorted okay so let's say we're not draw the back of this well I'll show you the back it's going to be this is still vertical okay so this would be your two points perspective compared to this being a one-point perspective so we see how simple this is compared to this right but this one feels a lot more you know just three dimensional in general all right so let's add one more and this is what I call a three point perspective and it's actually not that useful for general-purpose drawing because it's a little bit too complicated so just let me go over real quick so here's two points right two vanishing points right here so we have these gridlines let's just make a couple of lines so we can see and I'm just kind of going over this just so I can show you so you have a little bit of knowledge on three point perspective Zac I don't really use this that much at all all right so with three point there's got to be another point and I'm going to put it right at the bottom here okay so I'm going to make some lines here and this kind of stuff perspective would be good if you're doing like you know like a bird's eye view you know maybe it's standing on top of a building or something so let's just say I want to do a little box and this would be the base okay so let's just do this I'm just going to use this this is the going to be the bottom actually this could be the top right let's do the top ten all right so with three-point perspective you know here let's say this is a roof top right so this is two points and then with three-point we got to add in this point here so now we've got to follow these lines so instead of having a vertical you know where as we have in the two-point perspective in one point everything was vertical this one's actually going to move down to the point here too so these are going to give you these lines right here okay and then let's just say the bottom is going to be here so make a relatively flat cube okay so we connect that all right and then here for the back you can do so this would be like this this be like this and at this point here here I'll choose is a little bit off sorry so actually would be here so that a ruler I can thought you know when you will be more accurate but overall this it's close enough so with three points perspective you know now you get this very you know dramatic perspective but in general we don't use this a lot because with drawing it's just a little bit too complicated and seriously if you want to do something like this there are better ways to lay out this kind of perspective in X and actually you know using 3d programs it's a lot it easier so overall so this would be a one-point perspective and this is very simple when you're drawing you probably want to make it a little bit more complicated at this and two-point perspective and this is you know probably the perspective that you want to use when you're drawing because there's a it's just a lot more dynamic you know when whenever we're just kind of you know multiple angles going on and then three-point perspective yeah you know it's good to know but generally we really don't use this much at all right so the practice this kind of perspective obviously when we're drawing you know we generally don't put these perspective line because it's just a little bit too much of a hassle right so let's say you want to draw a box freehand you know it's very good to practice this kind of stuff let's see I'm gonna I'm just going to do a freehand Abdulla Konica a little bit of a two-point perspective and I'll show you why you know you kind of have no you kind of want to do this kind of stuff freehand as opposed to working with vanishing points so it basically you know with the vanishing points you see with this box if I extend these you know these will pretty much go off the paper I mean there's no just you know the two vanishing points too far away right because the the perspective isn't it's not that steep so you kind of want to practice doing these kind of boxes and just kind of try to visualize that all these is going to go into a you know that that vanishing point and you want to be able to do that kind of you know semi convincingly so that you know kind of like what I'm doing here it's not super accurate but it's kind of good enough right you feel like it is a box I mean if you're doing like a like a box and you end up doing something like I don't know you know something like that you know then something is weird it looks like it's a warp so game to a habit of just kind of roughing in flying's that you can even just do like a simple just a little square on the floor and just try to visualize these lines going back like this one's a little bit steeper and then this one so that's why when you're drawing you know you you generally don't want to draw our line and stop you know with linear lines it's just kind of just go over it you know let it let it go pass you you know pass what you want to draw and that's really helpful in trying to visualize that way you can visualize the perspective right because once you extend the lines then you got to be able to see oh you know that this is not correct reorder the angle is wrong so like if I do something like this and now we know you know this this line doesn't make any sense right because this two is converging here and just these two are going back more so it's just I mean it's really no way around it it's just trying to get yourself used to drawing boxes you know very loose just try to just keep doing this kind of stuff so what this is almost like a tic-tac-toe and burn you know once you have that then if it looks correct and you can okay I'm going to make you a little bit harder putting those harder lines so that's that's some ways of practicing you're trying to visualize all these lines go into a single point all right so that's your quick and quick and dirty on perspective and it's very simple you know just just kind of practice these kind of stuff and things will become natural and wouldn't you know later on whatever you draw you got to be able to visualize these kind of bounding boxes around objects and it would give you or drawing a lot more you know realistic dimensionality to it so that you know doesn't kind of looking war so hope you guys enjoy this little quick lesson perspective and if you do please do keep a thumbs up and I will see you next time


32 thoughts on “How to Draw in Perspective for Beginners

  1. *searches up perspective drawing
    Takes a look
    *Switches tab to a tutorial on how to draw straight lines

  2. It's funny, the best thing I learned was using dashes to show lines behind things. Might sound silly but I never thought of that and it is soooooo useful for me. The perspective lesson helps a lot too. Thank you for your video!

  3. I think that the number of points of perspective is dependent on the position of object and the viewer. for example, using a one point perspective when you are looking at the corner edge of the cube is not accurate.. I also believe that the 3 points perspective is the most apropriate when you are looking at the corner of a cube since the three planes of the cube are obvious. 🙂

  4. Seriously you're getting into the physics of things with this one lol.theres only so much you can draw before you have to start taking into account how you want to viewer to percieve it and what his perspective of it would be.this is getting into the fundementals of how we percieve things and relative to what.

  5. oh yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

  6. is perspective reeeeeeallllly necessary? sorry this video is old but I just found it today '-'

  7. i dont rly get the use of this, i mean actually where is the difference betwenn the boxes u draw in 1,2,3 perspective and the one u drew without ? they look the same

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