# How to Draw The Hagia Sophia: Buildings in Perspective

Hi, Tom here and in this week’s Circle Line Art School video I will show you one way to draw the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul,
starts by drawing a vanishing point on the right, a point where parallel lines
will look like they meet in perspective, if they were to continue all the way to
the mark, to the vanishing point, next draw a vertical line for the corner
of the building, now draw a diagonal line from the top of our vertical line to the
vanishing point and this will be the top of the side of the building
and now we can draw a line to the left, for the top front of the building and
then a vertical line for the back of the building and then a line on the left to
show the width of the building, so now we have the basic cube in one point
perspective, at least the top half of a cube in one point perspective, next,
using the vanishing point, draw two more structures, tall blocks on each side, so
we can extend the shape forward a bit, lower than the original top of the first
cube, it will stick out a bit on the left, as we’re looking at the building towards
the front, but also towards the right of the building, now we can divide this block into two
thin towers, either side, with a gap in the middle, make sure all the
the vertical lines that you use stay vertical and parallel to each other, with a sort of semicircle structure at
the top, and we can use the vanishing point to
find the angle of all of the lines going right, between these two shapes draw a larger
semicircle which we can add windows into this space later on, now, at the top of this structure, we can
draw an ellipse, a sort of squashed circle, a very squashed circle, at the top
of the building and now on top of the ellipse we can draw the Central Dome of the Hagia Sophia, next we can widen these
structures at the front in a series of shallow steps, using our vanishing point for the
right-hand-side lines, next draws some vertical structures made of three parts, and then we can draw a dome on the top, we can repeat this first shape again, two
more times, so that we have three structures with three domes, all in the
foreground in front of the main building, next we can draw a diagonal line as a
guide for the top of the minarets, using our vanishing point as a guide, read the line along from the left to the
right, so that we have sort of like a big cube in one point perspective above the
building at each of the four corners of this big
cube we can draw a very pointed triangle for the top of the minarets, then, once they are in place, we can
continue to draw them using vertical lines, so we have the very thin minarets, next we need to add some semicircular domes and some other roof structures to the Hagia Sophia,
when the Hagia Sophia was built in the 6th century it was the largest building
in the world, it has a massive dome which is over 180 feet high and very wide, over
100 feet wide and this dome must weigh a great amount and its weight is supported
by the surrounding domes and part domes that take the weight and then transfer
it to structures and columns within the great building, the Hagia Sophia is in
Istanbul and is one of the most famous examples of Byzantine architecture, Byzantine architectures, architecture of
the period of the Byzantine Empire, which is a period in time when Constantine the
Great moved the Roman capital to Byzantium, which then became Constantinople
and then the, I think the Byzantine Empire collapsed in the mid 15th century, so the Byzantine Empire, the architecture
of the Byzantine Empire, developed to some extent out of Roman architecture,
but it went in a very different way and influenced the medieval style of
architecture that dominated Europe for so many centuries, thank you very much for watching this
drawing tutorial from Circle Line Art School, I hope you find it useful for
your own drawings, please visit my website: www.circlelineartschool.com to learn more I make a new drawing tutorial every week:)

### 37 thoughts on “How to Draw The Hagia Sophia: Buildings in Perspective”

1. Hug all the Connor cows says:

First! Love this btw

2. ATO says:

Thanks for the video 😊

3. X L.T.E says:

Perfect your are amazing 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

4. bajang gila says:

So cool👌😍😘

5. Kanmi says:

Thank you so much for drawing mosque, btw you have amazing line drawing skill. Cool

6. Al Covic says:

Selam! Got you man im doing my own!

7. ibrahim kirli says:

greeting from istanbul

8. Mohammed Sufyan Shaikh says:

wow awesome art in perspective ,i am impressed with you man !!👍👍✔❤❤👍😎😍

9. Hisalee says:

Gracias

10. 1 lira says:

As an old muslim Im pretty impressed. Good work keep it up!

11. Alihan Emre Tunç says:

Hi from Turkey! Thanks for your great videos 🙂

12. Amir Sinniah says:

Good idea. Thank you.

13. David The artist says:

Awesome work

14. Melih Eren says:

great job thanks a lot!

15. Homaraj Krish says:

Wow

16. faazil samay says:

Awesome MASHA ALLAH bro

17. Kadir Kaya says:

Loves from Turkey

18. Kansız Vampir says:

Best mosque 😍💕

19. Tech gamers Arena says:

Love your methods of drawing you are the only one who explains the steps brilliantly on YouTube

20. Namrata Upadhyay says:

Your voice is so soothing that it brings me so much peace as I draw being guided by your voice. Thank you! Every drawing session is a magical session!!💐

21. Amit Sutar says:

Very nice👌👌👌👌👌

22. emad hanifi says:

Thank you for this.

23. Muhammad Alrizky says:

Thank you very much !

24. 유서영 says:

GooD! ☺

25. hussain mohammed. mahf says:

Excellent 👌

26. Shams Arts says:

Absolutely amazing

27. BAD Animation says:

i have learned so much from you

thank you!!!!

28. Ahmad ASD says:

Thank you from Syria ..good video

29. Nikola Ostrovskyy says:

Thank you very much!!!

30. majid creation says:

Superb drawing osm

31. cemil çayan says:

thanks for great video….

32. rovshen ughurlu says:

spectecular place in TURKEY

33. screamingmimi90 says:

This was my favorite topic in art history class. It’s magnificent!

34. A B says:

Beautiful!

35. Mobarak Bal • says:

🙂👍

36. كرم اديب says:

You are good artist

37. Esra Türk says:

Wowww 😍👌🏻