Get Better at Perspective Drawing: Taking on Two-Point Perspective - using Affinity Designer | Scott Briscoe | Skillshare

Get Better at Perspective Drawing: Taking on Two-Point Perspective - using Affinity Designer

Scott Briscoe, Freelance Graphic Artist

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10 Lessons (1h 35m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Before Getting Started...

    • 3. The COV Rig & Two-Point Perspective

    • 4. 3D Axes

    • 5. Locating Vanishing Points

    • 6. Determining Measure Points

    • 7. Draw a Flat-Top Pyramid

    • 8. Draw a Slant-Top Pyramid

    • 9. Circles in Perspective

    • 10. Class Project


About This Class


This class begins where my “Beginning with the Basics” class leaves off. This time, I will be showing you how to use the COV Rig to draw in two-point perspective.

In my opinion, two-point perspective is the ‘meat and potatoes’ of perspective drawing. With it, we can portray objects and scenes that are suitable for public consumption. This can be seen in product shots, a lot of architectural photography, and tons of great artwork.

Have you ever wondered how other artists are able to draw, paint, or compose believable images? Chances are, it comes down to a knowledge of, and the ability to control, perspective.


In this class: 

  • I will provide a brief review covering general perspective and an overview of the COV Rig. 
  • We go over how the X,Y, & Z axes help us describe an object’s size, placement, and orientation in perspective. 
  • I will pull back the curtain and show you how to place vanishing points properly so you can draw objects at an angle of your choosing and avoid perspective distortion. 
  • I will also show you how to measure foreshortened distances in two-point perspective with Measure Points. This makes it possible to draw measured objects in perspective – without any guesswork. 
  • There are demonstrations on how to draw objects in two-point perspective using the COV Rig. 
  • I'll have a complete explanation on how to draw perfect circles in perspective.
  • I will show you workflows that will help you manage complex guide structures.
  • Plus, I will demonstrate techniques and skills that are essential to perspective drawing.


I will be working in Affinity Designer, a vector drawing program very similar to Adobe Illustrator. However, these construction techniques apply to other digital art programs like Photoshop and Sketchbook Pro - as well as pencil and paper.

The purpose of this class is to help you understand how perspective works and how to use sound construction methods to draw accurate two-point perspective. Let’s get started!