Two-Point Perspective Drawing Illustration With Example

Hello Explorers! In the last article i had illustrated you about the one point perspective drawing, Hope you have understood it very well :). Now, the next topic is in continuation of the previous chapter is “Two Point Perspective”. Two point perspective drawing is a type of Linear Perspective.  Linear perspective is a method using lines to create the illusion of space on a 2D surface.  There are three types of linear perspective.  One point perspective uses one vanishing point placed on the horizon line.  Two point perspective uses two points placed on the horizon line.  Three point perspective uses three vanishing points.

Linear perspective is one of the six ways to create the illusion of space on a two-dimensional surface. All forms of linear perspective involve the horizon line, vanishing point, and lines of perspective that recede or advance to the vanishing points.  Each form of linear perspective is named for the number of vanishing points used in the drawing.  Therefore, two point perspective uses two vanishing points.
Two point perspective starts by defining the horizon line.  This line theoretically represents the line that divides the sky from the ground.  However, with many perspective drawings, this line is implied or represented as the eye-line or “line of sight” of the viewer.
Once the horizon line has been established, the vanishing points are placed.  The vanishing point is defined as a point placed on the horizon line where objects begin to disappear because of distance. As the name suggests, in two point perspective, two vanishing points are placed on the horizon line.  These two points need to be spaced out from each other to prevent distortion.  Both vanishing points need not to be on the picture plane, just as long as they are found on the horizon line. The next step is to consider the corner of the object.  Most commonly, two point perspective is used for drawing buildings or interiors, so this line could be the corner of a building. This line is in between the two vanishing points and can cross over the horizon line. Receding lines are next drawn from each end of the corner to each one of the vanishing points. In the end, at last it is simply to draw and consider the parallel lines to indicate where the building ends and erase any lines that you no longer need to reveal your form.

Note: When an object or viewpoint is rotated and two sides of an object are angled away from your view, each side of the object has it’s own unique lines of perspective. Now you must use two vanishing points, one for each plane of the surface in view with the vertical lines parallel.

Two-Point Perspective Drawing Illustration With Example is being described below to give you a more clear picture. 🙂

Let’s get practical:

1) Draw a horizon line and place two vanishing points (V.P) on the horizon line.
2) Draw The corner of the objects in between the vanishing points.
3) Draw lines from each end of the corner to each of the vanishing points.
4) Draw parallel lines to indicate where the object ends. Then erase the lines you no longer need to reveal your 3D form.
The process of two point perspective is illustrated below in the image that I have drawn considering two points of perspective :).
two point perspective example
Here there are two vanishing points instead of one and they are on the same horizon line, opposite to one another. Not a single more point will locate inside the panel. Extensions of the edges of all parallel objects that are neither horizontal nor vertical will converge at one of these two points. The closer the two vanishing points are to each other, the more exaggerated the perspective of the drawing will be. You can also make a view of your room from the corner or different kind of buildings. Perspective is good to know for making or drawing technically correct. Even though you are not making the straight lines , you should be able to feel and visualize the perspective relationship of the figure.

Final Picture :

two point perspective example final picture

Have a Nice day … 🙂

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