How to Draw in Two Point Perspective: 3D Building

How to Draw in Two Point Perspective: 3D Building


Hi, Tom here with this week’s Circle Line Art School video, in this video I’ll show you one way to draw two-point perspective,
a cinema at night, art materials used in this video are a 4B pencil for drawing
and a white pastel and gray paper, used for tone and highlights later on, for
drawing perspective we need to start with a straight line for the horizon and
for this drawing we need the horizon to be low down on the page, for two-point
perspective we need two vanishing points on this horizon, one on the left and one
on the far right, next draw a vertical line for the nearest corner of our
building, now draw a line from the top of this
vertical line to the vanishing point on the right, and then another diagonal line to the
vanishing point on the left, these lines are the top of
the building and the walls of the right and left of the building too, next, draw a
vertical line on the right and another on the left for the edge of the building,
so we got the middle of the building, the first vertical line and then we’ve got
the right hand side and the left hand side of the building, now we can draw another
diagonal line to the right and then two vertical lines from the top of the
building down to this diagonal line, to make it sort of cut out part of the
building, next from this point on the right we can find the left side of the
building here by drawing a diagonal line from this point all the way to the left
vanishing point, next to draw a sort of roof canopy
around the building we need to draw a diagonal to the right vanishing point
and then to the left vanishing point and then we can repeat these two diagonals a
little bit lower down, at this point here we need a line to the
left and we find that by drawing a diagonal line all the way from the right
vanishing point, just to find this little line, next we can repeat this process and
find the edge of the roof canopy on the right, but this time we’re going to use
the left vanishing point, next we can erase some of the guidelines
that we no longer need, now we can draw a point on the left for
the taller part of the building, from this point we can draw a diagonal line to the right vanishing point and then another one to the left, for the right
and left sides of the wall, we can choose a vertical line about here
for the edge of the building, now we need a vertical line for the
nearest corner of this part of the building, we can stop this line a little bit short,
this vertical line, and take the base of it, as a diagonal line going to the
right vanishing point, but we only need the first part of the line, but it’s good
to draw or visualize that line going all the way to the vanishing point so we get
the right angle, now from the right-hand point of this
little short line that we’ve just drawn, we can draw an upright and that will
make this part of the building look like it’s jutting out towards the left, the base of this block, which we are looking up to, we just need to draw some lines
going to the vanishing point on the left, to give it a solid base, and now we can
use the vanishing point on the right for the left line of the base,
then we just need a vertical line for the left part of the building, we can erase a few more of the
guidelines now that we no longer need next we can divide the canopy into narrow panels using the vanishing points, this is because they are parallel
lines, the panels that we draw are parallel lines and in perspective all
parallel lines will go to a vanishing point and in two-point perspective we
can use two vanishing points, one when we’re looking towards the right and then
one when we’re looking towards the left, now at this point here below the canopy
we could divide the lower part into a series of doors, getting closer together
as they go towards the vanishing point, we could divide the left-hand side into a series of doors as well, and we could cut out a block, on this big
part of the building on the left here, just by drawing two vertical lines and
then a diagonal line for the base of it, going to the left vanishing point and
then the little line on the right, we need that to go all the way to the right
vanishing point to get the right direction of the line, again we can erase this line here at the
top as we no longer need it, it is time to add a tonal values to this drawing, for this drawing I’m using a 4B pencil on gray paper, I will add flat tones and
graded tones to, so tones that go from dark to a lighter tone, in a gradual way,
and I’ll also use some soft white pastel for the highlights and they’re going to
show up because the paper isn’t white, it’s just slightly gray, so if you’re not
using gray paper you don’t need to use the white pastel, but you should still
have a nice dramatic drawing at the end of this, if you would like more
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keep drawing and see you next time!

41 thoughts on “How to Draw in Two Point Perspective: 3D Building

  1. Excellent……please post more video about modern building design and landscape. I like to draw moder house, buildings and landscape. Thank you so much.

  2. Iโ€™m just now using the types of 1B pencils you use, they seem a bit dark the higher the 1B-8B is 8B is a really dark pencil. After B pencils is it graphite then? Or is 1B pencils graphite? Iโ€™m not understanding the 1B pencils that much :/

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