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Urban Sketching for Beginners: One - Point Perspective

Julia Henze, Illustrator | Letterer | Urban Sketcher

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8 Videos (56m)
    • Intro

    • Types of perspective

    • How to recognize one-point perspective

    • How to understand one-point perspective 1

    • How to understand one-point perspective 2

    • How to draw one-point perspective

    • Drawing a street in one-point perspective

    • Final thoughts


About This Class


Do you love urban sketching, as I do, but you struggle with perspective? Then this class is for you! This is the first part of a series about perspective. In this class we will focus on the fundamentals of the one-point perspective in urban sketching. 

This is a beginners class, so my intention is not to show you one method to draw one particular street, but I want you to understand how to draw your own illustration with one-point perspective in different circumstances. I know that for many of you it’s a quite tough stuff but I’ll try to make it as clear as possible by explaining every detail and by showing different examples. And, of course, we will draw a nice one-point perspective at the end.

Enjoy the class!

117 of 119 students recommendSee All

Such a helpful class for a beginner! Thank you!
This class presents a really nice breakdown on this type of drawing. I have been interested in learning how to draw environments for a long time, and this is a really good way of easing into it! My one minor complaint would be the occasional audio problems, like the echoing from the room in the first part of the introduction video and the occasional change in volume of the teachers voice as it goes along. A good addition I would suggest is to add subtitles. I sometimes have trouble registering the words when I hear the sound of someone speaking, and it is even more difficult when the speaker has a thicker accent. I think subtitles would also be helpful for that, but overall it is a solid class and I am eager to put the lessons into practice!
This is my second class with Julia. I love the way she explains drawing methods. She is helping me improve my drawing skills. I'm looking forward to her next one on perspective!
Trena Brannon

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Julia Henze

Illustrator | Letterer | Urban Sketcher


My name is Julia Henze. I'm a freelance illustrator, letterer and urban sketcher living and working in a village with a name that nobody can pronounce, Bergschenhoek, in The Netherlands. I primary work in retail illustration, mainly the hand drawn lettering, and beside it, I have a great hobby which is urban sketching.

I'd love to share my passion for urban sketching with you and I want to show you how to make a sketching process easier and fun.

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