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Perspective Drawing: Adding Space and Depth to Your Art

teacher avatar Brad Scott, Visual Storyteller and Concept Artist

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Lessons in This Class

    • 1.

      Perspective Drawing Introduction


    • 2.

      A Short Explanation of Perspective


    • 3.

      Grid Setup with Traditional Media


    • 4.

      Grid Setup with Digital Media


    • 5.

      1 Point Perspective Drawing Demo


    • 6.

      2 Point Perspective Drawing Demo


    • 7.

      3 Point Perspective Drawing Demo


    • 8.

      Reference Material


    • 9.

      Final Review and Project Description


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About This Class

Drawing in perspective does not have to be hard or complicated.  This class will teach you how to understand and draw in perspective, using traditional and digital art media.  Drawing in perspective adds life to a drawing or sketch by creating a feeling of space and depth.  Using a few simple techniques taught in this course will help you create dynamic environment and figure art.

This class will teach you how to create drawings in 1-point, 2-point, and 3-point perspective.  You will learn how to set your horizon and vanishing points.  You will also learn the best perspective to use for your personal drawing style.  There will also be an introduction to 5-point perspective, also known as fish-eye.  Lastly, for students wanting in-depth study, I have prepared a short list of recommended references.

Whether you are new to drawing or a long-time practitioner, this class will help you sharpen your skills.  No prior knowledge or experience is required.  The only prerequisite is to bring a love of art and a desire to create beautiful work.

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Brad Scott

Visual Storyteller and Concept Artist


Hello, I'm Brad Scott, and this is my Art.  I am an artist and engineer, combing creative and technical skills to create worlds that are visually immersive with designs that work.  My Mission is the continuous improvement, advancement, and development of visual storytelling.  My focus is on concept art, illustration, and fantasy.  Although I enjoy sci-fi and mechanical projects just as much.

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1. Perspective Drawing Introduction: joining perspective does not have to be hard or complicated. Hello and welcome to perspective drawing, adding space and depth to your art. My name is Brad Scott, and in this course I will be teaching you how to draw in perspective. Using both traditional and digital media perspective is the art of drawing solid objects on a two dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height with depth and position in relation to each other. From a particular viewpoint, we will start my first understanding the horizon line and how to set it up properly. Then we will learn simple drawing techniques for 1.2 point and three point perspective drawing. Using both pain and paper and digital drawing applications. I will also review five point perspective, also known as fisheye perspective. The course will conclude with the class project where you will create a set of three drawings using various perspectives. Thank you for taking the time to review this short course introduction and let's get started 2. A Short Explanation of Perspective: hello and welcome to the second lesson in perspective drawing. I would like to provide a short explanation of perspective with a few examples from pictures that I took, uh, this first picture. Although it's rather grainy, you can still get the message of what I'm front deliver here. Basically, everything is flat. You can't tell what any of the vanishing points are. You can find the horizon line, but that's about it. Everything is far away and there's no depth to it. It looks like you know, the river is wide, but that's about it. You really can't find any depth in the picture. Um, the second example that I have is the same location, but now I'm a little bit closer to some of the buildings, although they still look relatively flat Now, if you look at the utility poles, you can see that they kind of go away. And so there's probably a vanishing point out here somewhere. But up close, if you look at these pillars are these pylons. They all look about the same, and although there were drifting, you really can't tell if they're getting larger or smaller, closer or further come down to the next picture on. Look at this building. If you just look at the building, we're looking at a single face of the building, so you can't see any depth of the building. You don't know how why the building is that this is the front. We have no idea really, how big the building is. We can probably find a vanishing point because of these awnings that we have right here. And we might be able to trace a vanishing point, which would probably be around here somewhere, Which means the horizon is probably here somewhere. Uh, and it should actually be a little bit. It's a low horizon. Um, I'm not sure if these walkway pillars or what, Uh, but that's a doorway, and we're a little bit lower looking up. So the rise in line if we follow it is probably around here somewhere might be a little bit lower, but overall, the building itself is pretty flat. Now, if we go into a simple one point perspective here, you can see the road is why where we are. And it gets smaller as it goes toward a vanishing point to the point where we can't tell details anymore. We can't tell depth. We can't tell height. We can't tell. Um uh, with and that's the vanishing point. We confined the horizon right there. It's relatively easy to find in this photo. Uh, but this is just one point perspective. Everything confer in this scene converges to this one point right here under the stoplights . If we go to the next picture, same thing, the sidewalk is nice. And why, where we are standing and everything converges to this point right here, right next to that utility pole. And right there will find our horizon and everything in this scene. The pillars, the trees, they converge to that one point this tree. And I know because I was there. Most of these trees are the same size. But this tree is in the picture taller than this tree because of perspective. And that's when we talk about when we talk about perspective is the same converges to at least one vanishing. If we go to another one, this provides an example off to point perspective. So I'm actually looking at this out of a window from the hotel on the corner of a building and you'll see that from this corner this the right side goes off to a vanishing point. And then the left side goes off to a vanishing point and hear this tall building here the left edge goes vanishing point and the right age goes to vanishing point this building in the back we see two faces of the building on one side goes to a vanishing point and the other side goes to a vanishing point. And that is two point perspective. We're gonna learn how to do all this in this course, and then this is a nice one off three point perspective. Not only do we get the vanishing point to the left and the vanishing point to the right, but we also get a vanishing point above because I took this as an upshot standing next to a very tall building. So we see the building site on this left face get smaller as it goes out. Oh, sorry about that. And then we see the right side gets smaller. But also the foot of the building is a lot wider than the top of the building. Now the building is the same with all the way up. But its going up towards the vanishing point and the tall inability and the closer it gets to the vanishing point. And that is three point perspective. So when we talk about drawing in perspective, that's what we mean showing multiple faces of a building or of an object so that we can see that that version into the vanishing points. 3. Grid Setup with Traditional Media: hello and welcome to the next session of perspective. Drawing how to set up, agree it using traditional media. In order to do this, we're gonna need some paper, a pencil, a ruler and some tape. So the first thing that we're going to do is take down our paper so that as we're setting up the gri it, the paper doesn't slide around. Now, once we set up the grid, we can remove the tape and then moved the paper around to make it easy for us to draw. But while we're setting up the great, we don't want the paper moving around. So I'm going to recommend you use drafting tape because you can take it up and down is mean times as you like. And it won't tear up your paper and we just take it. And with though a few little tabs right there in the corner of the piece of paper so that it doesn't move around while we're setting up our greeted, the next thing we want to do is set up our horizon line using our straight edge. Now, here's an easy way to think about the horizon line. The rising line goes wherever your head is. So if I am standing on the street looking straight down the street right down the middle, then my horizon line is probably going to be right down the middle. If I am standing on top of a building, looking down on the city or, UM, stand on a mountain looking down into the valley, then that means I'm up. So my horizon line is up because my head is up in the air. If I'm down on the ground looking up the side of a tall skyscraper or in a valley looking up the side of a mountain or cliff, that means I'm low. So my horizon line is going to be on the low side. So looking straight ahead, put your rise online somewhere in the middle. If you're high, put your horizon line high as you look down and if you're low, put your horizon line low as you look up and that's the best way to think about it. So we're looking straight ahead at our seen here, and I'm just going to use the straight edge and very lightly with my pencil. I'm gonna put in a small horizon line right down the pipe there. Bam! I'm drawing a little bit heavier than are normally would so that it shows up on camera. But the whole point is to keep it light so that when it is time to erase it, I can erase it very easily. Now, for one point perspective, I'm gonna add one point on the horizon line. So just like the photos that we examined with a sidewalk in the street were converging toward a single point. I'm gonna go ahead and throw a single point right there on the horizon line, and I'll make it a little bit bigger so that you can see it on the camera. And now I can draw any line that I want, as long as it goes through that point. So while I'm setting up, agree it, I just take it. And I put it that my straight edge put it different angles, and I just draw lines through that point, and that sets up my perspective. Green. Now put a few more here, just so you all can see how perspective create would look bam! So now all my lines converge to one point, and that's one point perspective And then if I come in to draw building, I'm sorry. Let me get a different PM here. If I draw the front of a building and I'm standing right in front of the building, I see the front of the building, all the sides square. But the side of the building goes toward that single point of convergence. I can throw a doorway there, windows, and then all of these windows on the side also converge toward that horizon line. And the reason I do the perspective, grid and pencil is because once I'm finished with my ink drawing, I can come back and easily erase the perspective, gree it and just have my drawing in perspective. Now if I'm doing two point perspective and I just come over here and I add a second point and I do the same thing I create, agree it, and any line I want I can draw as long as it goes through that second point and now I have a two point perspective. Gree it 1.2 points. Now all of my horizontal lines will converge toward one of these points, and all of my vertical lines say straight straight straight up and down. And if I want to do three point perspective, either at a point at the top, if I'm looking up or at a point at the bottom, if I'm looking down. So that's how you would set up a perspective. Create using traditional media how to use degree it and exactly where these points on the horizon should be will be in one of the next lessons. But this just goes to show that you can easily and quickly set up a rising excuse me, your horizon line and your perspective. Greed. Using traditional media, Do your drawing and then get rid of that perspective, greeted and just maintain your drawing. 4. Grid Setup with Digital Media: hello and welcome to this session of perspective drawing how to set up digital media. For the purposes of this demonstration, I will be using procreate, but the's similar features are available and auto death sketchbook, pro and Adobe illustrator Perspective Grid is available in just about any drawing program that is available on the market and they go by different names. Some of them like, for example, all of the sketchbook pro just cause it perspective gree it and in procreate, it's actually called the drawing guide. So what I'm gonna do and I've got a piece of paper set up here and I need the same tools I need piece of paper, something to draw with. And I need a straight edge. Except the street edge here is going to be digital, and I'm going to activate the drawing guy and then I'm going to edit the drawing guy. Now it starts off with the two degree. It is isometric function, a perspective, function and symmetry. I'm gonna go ahead and tap the perspective, and I'm gonna turn up the thickness and the opacity so that you all can see what I'm doing For this first vanishing point I'm also gonna change the color to black so that it shows up on camera and I'm going to enable the assistant drawing. And I'll show you why. But I've got my blank piece of paper here, and I'm going to set up one point perspective. Agree it. And all I have to do is pick a point and tap the screen. So just like when we were looking at the road and the river that converged to a single point, I'm going to find that point. Tap it. And bam! My perspective. Greed is already set up just that easy. Just that quick And the great thing about digital media, if you don't like it, you can just move it around until you find the gri it that you want. I'm going to be too fast with the camera. Let me slow it down. But I like it about right there. So that's where I'm gonna leave it now I want to make this a two point perspective. All I have to do is tap. I'm gonna make that gree it black as well so that it shows up on camera And there it is. I have a two point perspective created Now The great thing about digital media as well is that I can easily pull one of these vanishing points off of the paper and maintain my greed . I can do the same thing using traditional media. Except now I would have to put a piece of tape out here off with sheet of paper and then I would drop my grid through that. But you could do that same thing to in traditional media. You don't have to put the pra vanishing point on the paper itself, and I can still move the points around, raise and lower my horizon, actually actually angle the horizon if I want to. It's just that simple, quick and easy until you find the perspective that you want. And if I want to make this a three point perspective, all I have to do is tapped one more time, and there's my three point perspective. I'm gonna make that create black as well. So now that you can see all three lines and suppose I wanted to make this a scene looking up the side of its hall skyscraper. I'm in Chicago and the buildings are very tall, so I bring that vanishing point way up there now when I go to look at my perspective, greed, there it is. It's already set up for me and ready to go. I had done, and it's right there on my paper with digital media. You also have the drawing assist that you can turn off or on when you turn drawing assist off. Then you're just into free sketching. And if I was one of poor little tree over here, I can put some trees and shrubbery. Not a problem. But then, when I'm ready to put it in my buildings, I turned the drawing assist on, and now it gives me nice straight lines without a problem. And if I wanted to sketch this scene in Chicago, the cow quick and easy, it is for me to start sketching, getting the building in perspective down on the paper, and that's how you set up your perspective. Gree it, using digital media 5. 1 Point Perspective Drawing Demo: welcome to our first demonstration where I'll be showing you a drawing in one point perspective for this, I'm going to be using the photo that I referenced earlier that I took on the river walk. And I'm gonna put that up right now so that you can take a screen shot of it and use it as reference yourself to practice along with Okay. Now, as we look at this photo, we can plainly see where the vanishing point is right at the edge of the sidewalk, meeting the horizon line the what? The sidewalk is pretty wide where we're standing and it goes off to a vanishing point about midway up and then our horizon line cut straight across right around the mid ground. The way this looks like this is because I took this picture while I was just standing on the river walk. So I'm looking straight down the sidewalk. If I was laying down on the ground, then the horizon would be a little bit lower. And if I was up in a tree than the horizon, what horizon line would be higher? But I'm just standing on the river walk, looking straight down. Took the photo. And so I said, in my perspective, gree it to look just like that right there is where the vanishing point is. Here is our horizon line and then I can draw any light I want for my grid as long as it goes through the vanishing point. And then I did that and pencil so that it makes it very easy to erase once I finish with my drawing. Now, normally, I would sketch this out in pencil first, But for time's sake, I'm just gonna go here and use ink, and I'm going to use a prisma color brush PN to make it a little bit easier to see any race when I'm done. The first thing that I want to do is draw in these sidewalk. Now, what I could do, and I'll show you two methods here. I could look at this sidewalk and go, OK, I want to keep this pretty straight, and it veers off the side right around. It's right around here and I don't have a line there so I could sketch in a lying and then I could go ahead and put that line and just follow it over or I can eyeball it and just follow the same general direction of all the other perspective lines. So for this second line on the left side of the sidewalk, say I wanted to be between this line and this line, Why don't have a line there? I could draw it like I just did on this side. Or I could start out here and just make sure I go toward the vanishing point. So if I started here and then I just follow and go straight toward the vanishing point, there's my sidewalk and it has a little bit of an edge right here on the curb. And for this curb, I'll go ahead and follow the line that I already have previously drawn. And now it has seems in the sidewalk that go horizontally. These don't necessarily follow the vanishing point because they're horizontal. So they're not trending toward the diverging toward the vanishing point. They're cutting straight across and Soviet for these seems in the curb or in the sidewalk. I'm just gonna come straight across and put some seems now The one thing you will notice is that I go as I go towards the vanishing point I will put This seems closer together. So this first seem is pretty far. The next scene is a little bit closer, then this next seem, will be a little bit closer. The next seem would be a little bit closer, and they'll just keep getting closer together until you can't even distinguish them anymore . And there's my sidewalk. Now go ahead and put in my horizon line because that is going to stay the horizon line just like that. And there are a couple of buildings out there, but they are straight across, and they not are not really in perspective. So I can just kind of eyeball, um, trees and shrubbery and maybe some buildings and just put in a little bit of a background. And then once I get towards the sidewalk, there are some larger structures that I'll go here and block in. They're too far away to get any real type of distinguishing features, so I don't have to worry about that. But there is something back there also over on the right hand side, I have a utility pole that looks like and it's straight up and down, so it since it straight up and down. I would draw a straight up and down, and it would not converge to the vanishing point. So I'll go ahead now, put the base of it in there and I'll keep it straight up and down, just like that. Put a little base around it now here. I shouldn't have drawn the horizon line just yet, because now it cuts through my poll and that's ugly. So I have to find a way toe to cover that up, to make it not is distinguishable, and I can just do that with a little are lose shading on the pole itself. Kind of hide some of that mistake. Boom. Okay, now the trees, they do go toward the vanishing point. So I'm going to use this line here as a reference for the palm trees, and I'm actually going to go ahead and start up front and just kind of rough in some palm trees. This one here, it's pretty close behind the pole. The next one's going to be a little bit shorter, the next one a little bit shorter, and then the all kind of diverge, too. The vanishing point and also the tree trunks diverge, assuming that they are all on the same line right there. Now let's put in some of the pillars real quick Out here on the dock, we see that there's a little doc that runs straight across, so there's no need to make the boat ramp. It goes left to right so it doesn't diverge to the vanishing point. But if we say the pillars are all the same height and they do, if I put the first pillar here, then the next one they just follow. And then, as I pick a point in the water that they would recess into, that becomes the lower end, and that lower end does diverge to the finishing point. So I would start stopping just like that. And so now we have, ah, quick down and dirty one point perspective seen. And if we come around back this way, maybe we see a few more buildings in the background there, Uh, as we look at those faces of the building, if they're straight across there on the horizon line as such and that's a quick drawing in one point perspective, everything that runs from us, where we're standing to the vanishing point converges to that single point. Anything that goes straight across, we can continue to draw a straight across, whether it's the loading dock or the horizon. And now we can come in and we can take our eraser and weaken just very quickly and easily. You raise our perspective, agree it, and that we have, ah, pretty basic drawing. But it is in perspective. And if we wanted to come through and maybe at a boat on the water, we could do that and do whatever we want at that point ATM or to the scene, add some textures to the pillars and really kinda finish off the scene, however we wanted to. But we've got the basic bones down of the drawing in one point perspective. So now we can come in and finish it up. We don't need are greeted any longer. If I wanted to do the clouds and perspective, I could do that same thing. They're diverging here, So if I've got a clump of clouds, maybe they also diverge towards the vanishing point. So that's quick, down and dirty on how to take our photo reference, find our vanishing point, find her horizon line and then follow it to create a one point perspective, drawing 6. 2 Point Perspective Drawing Demo: for our second demonstration here. I'm going to use the two point perspective photo that I took and I'm going to put it up on the screen right now so that you can take a screenshot of it or save it to your desktop for reference. Okay, As you can see here, I've set up my two point perspective, agree it. And the I want to use this traditionally as well to show you that the vanishing points do not have to be on the paper itself. So my horizon line is right here in the middle. Although it looks like if we're looking down on the scene, I actually took the picture looking straight across from my hotel room straight across to the parking garage. Um so the middle layers of the parking garage are actually whether horizon line are. And then part of the garage is above the horizon, and part of the garage is below the horizon, Which is why you see the divergence going in two different ways this way and this way, this way and this way. And because I put the vanishing points way off to the side, I had to put a piece of tape out on my desk and then use my ruler to pull the, uh, pull the lines from the vanishing point onto the paper Now doing this and I'm going to do one in the example here. I've got the vanishing point to the left about 6 to 8 inches off the paper so my ruler doesn't reach all the way across. But I put one in on the vanishing point and then I bring it over as far as I can, and then I just slide my ruler over, and I finished drawing it all the way across. So you'll see a set of lines diverging toward the left to this vanishing point and instead of lines drawing this way toward the right vanishing point and they're both off of the paper now, we're gonna go ahead and get started with our drawing. And again, I'm going to use a marker to make it easy to see, and then we can erase right afterwards. The first thing I'm gonna do is I'm gonna go ahead and put it in the parking garage because I want the basic frame of that to be the main focus, and I'm going to pick a sense. It's vertical. That corner is vertical straight up and down. I'm just going to draw straight up and down until I get to about right there and then the sidewalk extends out to this vanishing point, and I don't have a line underneath that, but I just kind of eyeball it and follow that same trajectory toward that vanishing point up top. The garage comes down a little bit, and then it drops down straight up and down. Vertical lines are straight up and down all whores. The lot is on A lines are going toward either the left or the right, and it comes down a little bit and it follows down toward this vanishing point going this direction. The parking garage goes pretty far to about right there, drops down vertically. I'm gonna let's save some room for the trees and actually Uncle ahead and put the trees in . Now I'm going to start on the sidewalk, and I'm gonna use this line here as my reference line for the sidewalk, and then I'm going to come down a little bit and use this line as weapons line for the tree line. But I'm going to drop a little bit below this line and there's a tree stump there. If I follow this line, there's a tree stump there. Followed this line tree stump there. Follow this line, tree stump there. And then I give myself some verticals, uh, tree trunks, and then I conducive them some foliage Well, huh? Taking care to kind of follow the perspective, even though the trees aren't necessarily growing at the same height. But now it gives me a reference point to go here and finish dropping down my sidewalk and decided the building. And then right next to this garage, there's another garage, but it's the same height, so I'm gonna follow this line, but I'm gonna put a little gap in it, and this site goes toward this vanishing point. But this side goes toward this vanishing point way over to the right. So I'm going to imagine where it would hit that vanishing point, and I'm going to drop it down just a little bit now. If I come over here to put the levels in the garage, I'm gonna follow this line here. And then there's a little gap, and then you see it At some point, the lines follow the horizon, these air trending down, get the rising and then these air trending going toward the up this next section of the garage. Actually, it's a different garage. Just follow the basic lines of the grid, and it doesn't have to be perfect. But as long as you follow the general trend of your perspective, gree it, it will look correct, and that's what we want. We want this object to look correct in two D space for a three dimensional drawing. I'll bring the sidewalk down this way, turns into the sidewalk. There, these sidewalk seems do follow. Where's before, Sidewalk seems did not follow the convergent lines in this two d perspective. They do because everything trans toward the right or toward the left. If it's horizontal on lee, the vertical lines stand up straight and tall. So I'm gonna knock this out real quick on this side of the building, following the trend of lines of the perspective create. And I actually messed that one up, so I'm going to just bring it up a little bit, which is not a problem. Put some levels in on this side and I just kind of hint Adam in the for time. But now I'll go ahead and throw in some of the background buildings, and I'm actually going to use the bullet and to show that they're a little bit further back and same thing. This follows that line and then it would verge That way. I'll put a building here, a larger building in the background, and it follows those lines there. There's a building there, and then you'll see a building right here that's actually curved. But we're gonna do is we're gonna take it. And if there was a prospective line there, we're gonna follow that same perspective and just curve it so that it's steel in perspective and we'll add those curves to the building as well. We're going to detail too much on the rest of the background there, but I do want it to say Here is the basic bones for putting together a two dimensional drawing in perspective, and from this point we can come in once again before we start detail. In it out. We can come in any race, our perspective create, which I would have drawn a little bit lighter. But I want to make sure it showed up on camera. And now we have good bones for a perspective drawing. And we can come in and we can add detail. For example, we can come over here and we can put in elevator stairwell. Um, and we can add, uh, some deep shadows and we can come in and start detail in this out, putting our style and, uh, uh, finishes on this drawing because the basic structure of it is now in perspective. And we have hard lines that we can follow for any other details that we want to add to the picture. So we've gone over one point perspective, and now this is a two point perspective. For the three point perspective. I'm going to show it digitally so that you also have a reference for that. 7. 3 Point Perspective Drawing Demo: Hello and welcome to the session on three point perspective drawing now for one point and two point, I use traditional media, and for this one, I'm gonna use digital media one primarily because of speed and efficiency, but to so I can also show you how easy it is to set up a perspective you create digitally and then, uh, work a little bit faster. So I've got procreate opened up and I've got a new sheet of paper. The first thing I'm going to do to kind of help out is I'm going to take it and I'm gonna tone it down just a little bit, so there's not as much glare. The reference photo that I'm going to be using is on the three point perspective. Uh, picture that is in the no, we're gonna start over is what we're going to do. I'm gonna go to gallery selected to delete that mug, and we're gonna do it all over again. Hello, and welcome to the session on three point perspective. Drawing for this, I will be using digital media more specifically, I will be using procreate, and I will be using the three point perspective picture from the reference files, It is also Ah, the one I was using earlier for the demonstrations. The first thing I'm going to do is put a little gray scale on this piece of paper so that it's not as bright. And I'm gonna come back here and put in my black PN. So as I look at this photo, it's easy for me to tail that the first of all, we were going to change it to a portrait. Ah, orientation. Because we're gonna go three point. We want to show the height. But then also, it's very obvious that the vanishing points are not on the paper Now, I did take this photo at ground height so the horizon line will be low because I'm looking up. So first, let's come over here and neighbor law drawing guide and edits drawing I now I'm gonna go with the right perspective. Excuse me. The right vanishing point first, and I'm gonna first go and select perspective. I'm gonna turn up the thickness of the lines so you all can see what I'm doing. And I'm going to enable the drawing assist the first perspective vanishing point, and I'm going to make it black so that you all can see it is out here, over to the side, somewhere around there. And I'm gonna lowered a little bit because I want to really get that feeling of height, the second or the left. Vanishing point is somewhere pretty far out. Let's see if that does it. Um, I think it's out a little bit further than that. Actually, we're gonna go with that, and I'm also gonna make it black so that you can see with the great looks like, so far, and then we're gonna add 1/3 point. And since we are low looking up, the third vanishing point is going to be. I have been this guy and we can take it and move it around until we get something that we like and I'm going to go about right there. I'm going to make it black so that you can see the grid. And there is my three point perspective. Greed, now procreate does something that's pretty awesome. I can take each one of these vanishing points and change the line color of it so that as I'm working, I know whether I'm trending to the left or the right or to the uppermost vanishing point, But it wants you up on camera, so I'm just gonna leave him all black for now. Once I like my gree it, I click done and now I'm ready to draw. Now what you can also do is you can take this perspective, create save it and then printed out very lightly on a piece of paper and then use it to draw on. Traditionally, which is a lot of what I do sometimes to set up a perspective. Great, real quick. I'll use it digitally, but then I'll use traditional toe, actually finish the drawing. So now that we have, our perspective creates set up, I'm going to start sketching out that the re point perspective drawing from the picture and I have the joint assist on because now, as I pick a point and I draw, it automatically helps me guy without too much confusion about which way I'm going. And I could just add the lines and just start drawing, and it will automatically help me get the right perspective. No, what I want to do is get most of the basic lines in, but I want to leave some room for my own artistic take. But if I get the major perspective points in, I can come over here. I can turn off my drawing assist and I've got my basic drawing set up pretty good now to add in this curve. I don't want the drawing a System one because it will force me into a line I don't want. So I turned it off and now I can make my regular curve lines and then I can do some of the finishes on the edge of the building. And when I'm ready to go back and adds more of the major structure, I can just turn the joint assist back on, and it helps me draw straight lines once again, and it really speeds up the process. Here's a quick, easy way to do. Windows is. I can just drum them straight across, bring in some more of some vertical lines, and I've got a set of windows in perspective and I could do the same thing over here. If I want spacing between the windows. A quick way to do it is to just get my eraser in the end, do a slight line. Oh, and I forget to turn off the back, change the background layer, so we will. We won't do the eraser. But as you can see, it's starting to give me the basic structure of exactly what I want. And I think you can follow it from there. Now What I can do is I can come over in, turn off the perspective, create. And now I have a good three point perspective, diverting to left a virgin to the right as well as up to the top. And since I'm working digitally, what I can do is I can open up a new layer, and I can take this layer and faded back into the background and use that as a drawing template so that when I come in here with my and I want to add my own personal style to it , and then I can just follow the lines and now they don't look so digitized and rough. I've got the drawing guy turned off. The dryness is turned off, but I have the under drawing and I can come in here, add my own style and technique to the drawing by following the under painting and what I do as I get a nice sketch in perspective that doesn't look too rigid and to unrestrained at two restrained looks more free flowing but dynamic at the same time. - And we have a beautiful drawing, a beautiful sketch in three point perspective. I hope this helps, and maybe there's a few techniques in here that you can use. You can do this same thing traditionally by doing a nice, uh, rigid drawing, and then, if you have a light box, you can take this and put a new sheet of paper over it and then use it as a drawing guide and draw over it. And if you're working digitally, just come. You tone it down a little bit and then you draw over, but you wind up with is a very nice sketch that still looks loose, but it is in proper perspective. I hope this helps and thank you for watching 8. Reference Material: If you'd like to learn more about perspective and dig deeper into the mechanics and the theory about perspective and how it works and how to get more detailed in it. I have three books that I like to recommend to you that have really helped me out. In addition to some of the formal training that I've had. If you can't afford it and you have AH, access to a face to face class, then I would highly suggested otherwise. Here's some good reference material for you to get started. The 1st 1 is how to draw comics. The Marvel Way by Stanley and John was kami uh, Give me they have in here a section to kick off the, uh, the comic section on the power of perspective. And this book is really nice because it has a lot of illustrations. They go deep into perspective and how it works when they use it. How to break down grids. Um, I can highly recommend this book. It's a good one to get started. It's not very expensive. It all. It's less than $20. It's still available on the market. So if you're really interested in, uh, just getting a good start without too much technical insight, but getting a better understanding how to draw comics The Marvel way. That's my first recommendation. If you are really into you, figure drawing, then I would recommend the Freehand figure drawing for illustrators. Mastering the Art of Drawing From Memory By David H. Ross Now, even when we draw people, people are always in perspective, and this book starts off with a prospective primer. It's mainly based on figure drawing, but if you've heard of foreshortening basically where if someone's coming towards you and they have one hand in your face and one hand back, the hand, it's in your face is gonna look a lot bigger than the hand that's away from you. And so they talk about poor shortening a lot, but they have almost 20 pages of perspective and how to think in three D Vanishing points arising lines, and it's a great book, especially if you want to get into a drawing. Anatomical figures highly recommend this book highly, highly recommend this book, and then we have how to draw drawing and sketching objects and environments from your imagination. By Scott Robertson with Thomas Birtley, now Scott Robertson is one of my favorite artists. He's absolutely fantastic. Um, you just look at some of the art he creates and he does Mex. He does environments, and just on the cover you get a great idea of the type of stuff he's bringing to the table . But it starts off with perspective, terminology and then perspective, drawing techniques, how to create grids. And then from there he goes and in depth into how to draw different types of environments and, um, objects. But this, I would say, is the granddaddy, uh, this one's a little bit more expensive than the others, but not much. It's still under $50 so that one's on $50. This is Granddaddy. If you buy this when you really you really don't need the 1st 1 if you're into anatomical figures that I would definitely recommend this one under $30 then for under $20 how to draw comics the marvel way. So those are my three recommendations for reference material. If you would like to get further deep into learning on how to draw perspective, 9. Final Review and Project Description: I hope you have enjoyed this perspective drawing course, but the only way for you to get better is to practice. So for a class project, I would like for you to create three separate drawings in 1.2 point and three point perspective, you can use the photos that I have provided as reference, or you can have your own photos or draw from your imagination. It doesn't matter, just draw. But there's nothing wrong with using photo reference as long as you don't trace. And just to review here is the one point perspective shot. Don't forget to first put on your horizon line and then market vanishing Point two point perspective shot with the vanishing points actually off the paper and then a three point perspective shot. Either upshot from this photo, or you could do a down shot of your own. If you enjoy this course, I would love it if you would give it the thumbs up and perhaps leave a comment. And also please be sure to post your perspective drawings so that we can share with others and encourage and inspire young artists. Thank you very much