One Point Perspective Simple Shapes


One Point Perspective Simple Shapes

First of all if you have not watched the previous video on One Point Perspective with Boxes, I would watch that first BEFORE proceeding with this video.  Of course, if you are not a beginner but just feel like watching some interesting videos then by all means proceed.

This is our 3rd demo with One Point Perspective.  In this demonstration, we will focus on creating these rectangular shapes and then cut shapes away from this rectangular box. Just like the previous example with the primitive rectangular shape, you can use a metal scale.  If you are beginner, you may not be used to drawing straight lines and the objective is to just allow your mind to relax and understand how one point perspective drawing works.

If you missed the previoud video and want to know what the STEP by STEP instructions are in perspective, I have included the steps below.

Step By Step:

1.  Use 8.5 X 11 sheet of blank paper

2.  Draw your Horizontal Horizon Line – Definition – the boundary between the earth and sky the viewer sees at eye level

3.  Add a vanishing point to the center of the horizon line

4.  Start with a basic square or rectangular object and connect each corner of the object back the vanishing point

5.  Take any basic object such as a building and try to interpret that object in it’s most basic shape (a box)

6.  Instead of just adding a shape, try to see what it is like to subtract the shape.

7.  Darken the lines to emphasize the silhouette of the shape.

Purpose of Exercise:

What is the purpose of this exercise?  The purpose is to allow your brain to comprehend the basic shapes and get used to these shapes in one point perspective. You want to create a sort of muscle memory between the analytical part of your brain(left side hemisphere) and the creative side(right side hemisphere).  It’s always a little painful at the beginning because you are also fighting your internal feelings of “I am not good at this” which has a direct impact on the very process of drawing.  We will definitely dive into this subject and how your mind plays “tricks” on you when trying to draw.

If you have any questions about this video, please comment below and let me know what you think.  If you have any other suggestions for video topics, definitely contact me.