How to Draw in 2-Point Perspective: Narrated

How to Draw in 2-Point Perspective: Narrated

Hello, my name is Tom McPherson and welcome to my new video on How to Draw in two point perspective, the first step is to draw a horizontal line that represents the line between the sky and the land, next we need to draw two vanishing points on this horizontal line, now we can draw a vertical line in the middle of these two vanishing points, next we can draw a line from the left vanishing point to the base of the vertical line and then another line to the top of the vertical line, this will create a triangle and we can imagine this as a very long wall, now we can repeat these two diagonal lines, but this time going to the right of the picture, so we have another wall which is very long, going all the way to the right vanishing point, next we can add a road, by drawing two diagonal lines from the left vanishing point, going towards, and all the way down, to the bottom of the page, it will just look like a triangle at this stage but we can make it like a road later on, we can then repeat this process and draw two more lines from the right vanishing point to the base of the page on the right-hand side so now we already have the basic structure for all of the detail, we can start to add some of that detail now, we can start by drawing a vertical line either side of the central vertical line that we drew earlier on, by drawing two more vertical lines we’re stopping these two walls be endless walls, now from the point where the new vertical line touches diagonal line on the left we can draw a new line for a new road that goes towards the left of the page but if we read these lines back they would go to the right vanishing point, we can draw two lines on the left and then two lines on the right, either side of this main block which will be our first building, which is in the center of the page next we can draw two lines to the left, where the two roads cross, and then repeat this on the right of the drawing too and then by reading the line across from the right vanishing point, we can find the base of the two lines on the left again we can repeat this on the right hand side of the drawing, because this drawing is basically symmetrical so whatever idea on the left-hand side of the drawing, I do something very similar or the same on the right-hand side too now we can make these two new areas into two arched bridges, I just add a double line and then I find the center of the top line, and mark that halfway, and draw a curve to make the arch bridge, again I can repeat what I’ve done on the left-hand side of the page onto the similar shape on the right-hand side now from each vanishing point can draw more lines to the bottom of the page and that will create, either side of the bridge, a little path or road I could possibly make these into canals rather than roads, because they are lower down, or I could keep them as roads now, in this drawing, all the other buildings in the center of the drawing will have one vertical line each, for the corner of the building and then one side of the building will have diagonal lines going towards the left finishing point, which if they continued would all touch the left vanishing point and then the other side of all the buildings in the center of this drawing will go towards the right vanishing point and again if the lines could continue they would end up at the right vanishing point exactly I’ll speed up the video bit now, so that you can see how this drawing develops over time… Please subscribe to my channel to see a new drawing to see a new drawing every week… I Hello again! so it took me about an hour to draw to get to this stage and now we need to have some lines to the building to indicate the floors and create a sense of scale to the drawing as well, again all the diagonal lines for each of the floors will continue to be straight and go into the left vanishing point or the right vanishing point in this two point perspective drawing, at this stage in the drawing we can add some smaller details, for example around the arch on the right-hand side I can add a keystone and a double thickness, we could add some areas for the road, again all the road and the road areas will be diagonal lines, ending at the vanishing points, I will add a row of trees on the right and to do this I just need to draw one small tree so that it fits within the context of the size of the buildings and then all the other trees that I can draw behind it will just be small sketch like shapes and maybe when I put shadows on them I can define them a little bit more I want to add some shading to this drawing, so I imagine that the sun will be on the left hand side of the page and therefore all the shadows will be cast onto the right-hand side of everything! next add some tone with a 4B pencil that I’m using, a graded tone to each of the buildings at a diagonal angle so that it looks reflective, like they’re glass buildings or metallic buildings, I make the pencil dip into and out of darkness in a gradual way, by holding the pencil at one angle and just pressing more firmly, as I pull it away, or more softly, depending on if I want it darker or lighter, so this is the basic drawing, but at this stage I decide I want to go over all of the lines that have drawn with a pen, because I want to make it darker and more tonal, that’s basically simple, but it’ll take a little bit of time to do, so I just need to go over all the lines that I have already drawn, this will allow me to make the shadows in the drawing very dark because I can just fill them in with a black pen and I can also perhaps represent some texture with the black pen by shading different buildings in different techniques so some buildings I could shade with just some diagonal lines with a pen, other ones, I could block them in with a black thickness, and then some I could make black and white, with a zig-zag sort of of shape going through them, I can just experiment on different buildings, to shade them in in different ways, towards the end of this drawing I can add some even smaller details for example some individual windows or tiny cars or even tinier people, they need to be really small, because the small I make these small things the bigger the buildings will seem! which sort of makes sense, if it’s going to be a city, that we want the building to be really big and the people to be small and cars just a bit bigger than the people and again with all these things I will made the shadows go on the right-hand side… My name is Tom McPherson, this is the 200th videos that I’ve made on my how to draw channel Circle Line Art School, on YouTube, they’re all free to view and I’ll make a new video every week, I really hope you find my video drawings useful for your own drawings, my aim is to encourage as many people as I can to enjoy drawing and learn a few drawing techniques the way, so please subscribe to my YouTube channel Circle Line Art School, for a new drawing every week! Thank you very much for watching and I hope you keep drawing!

100 thoughts on “How to Draw in 2-Point Perspective: Narrated

  1. i love your videos very much ^^ especially because i took art every year of school and I just couldn't understand what I was being taught. These are very easy to understand and I really think, myself included, people need a grasp on the fundamentals of art, so they can express whatever they like without having to worry about not being able to implement things like anatomy, perspective, lighting, etc. Thank you for this channel c: Also, you're a lefty! I am too, it's fun to know other left-handed artists 😄

  2. Great teaching !!
    Sir, I have a project for which I have to make the drawing of the traffic as viewed from 5th floor of a building. Well I can make pretty much from this but it also requires to have a stormy night. Can you teach me the aspects of making rain with traffic on road please.
    Thank you .

  3. This is actually two 1-perspectives in one drawing and not actually 2-point perspective. This drawing is almost like a city with a mirror on the other side. But it is stil a wonderful drawing! It is different and cool.

  4. Thank you so much for this tutorial! I love drawing cities and buildings.. This is gonna help a lot 🙂 Subscribed!

  5. fantastic I've never been confident in drawing but since finding your videos I'm enjoying drawing nearly every day so thank you. it relaxes me.

  6. wow the draw is amazing !!! i really is very interest abaout your drawing picture the using prespective. and I can learn of the prosedure how to make draw 2 point picture a city in prespective
    best art teacher , and succses

  7. I can see these videos over and over, just to watch the process and the result at the end. And yes, to learn from it too, of course!

  8. It's great that you teach so well for free, most other teachers give a half assed tutorial if they ever give it for free..
    Great job, good luck and Thank you!!

  9. Ive been drawing for a while but for school have to do perspective drawing and you are very helpful.
    Thank you



  11. Thank you very much for this "simple" way to draw a perspective. I'm french but no need to understand everything you are talking about, the video is so complete with the way you draw. Have a nice day !!

  12. im doing this for my art class and i love drawing, i draw some stuff really well, but perspective! I was never good at. I tried learning with my teacher but I couldn't grasp it. But this tutorial, trying it at home really really helped! My first attempt after your tutorial is AWESOME, even with a variation to it. I love it. This is one of the best tutorials i've ever used…the only i think but still! Thank you for your content!!

  13. In my high school art class, my teacher said that if you can't figure out perspective right away, it'll come to you almost overnight. Just in watching a few of the videos in which you draw a city like this one, it's like a light has switched on in my brain and I can finally understand perspective and how it all works. Some people say that it takes observing the world around you to really understand it, and some people say that it takes a really in-depth and technical explanation of it. Now, I can start making attempts at drawings like this one and actually come out with a product that makes sense and it's thanks to you!

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