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

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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!

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I took an architectural drawing course many years ago at a local community college that covered the different drawing perspectives. It was a foundation for the course and I’ve used them for drawing various subjects over the years. That said, I haven’t really drawn buildings in years, but have a quickly growing interest in urban sketching. This class was not only a really good refresher, but it was fun to see the use of perspectives for more loose urban sketching, as opposed to precise architectural rendering. I also really like the way Julia Henze presents the material and makes it so accessible. I’m looking forward to watching her other classes.
Andrea Acailawen (Cailia)

Artist & Illustrator. Photographer.

Would find it easier to follow the actual drawing from directly overhead rather than from a side view. I find I'm turning my computer to compensate. It would be much clearer esp. for a beginner.
Great class for understanding perspective...





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 f...

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