1 point perspective
• We are going to create a tunnel. To start draw a
horizon line preferably across the middle of your
paper, then choose a point to be the vanishing
• Using a ruler create your two walls. The lines
should start from your vanishing point and go out
• Choose a place to draw the end of the tunnel.
Make sure that the walls are straight, and that
the roof is drawn between the tops of the two
• Create another tunnel just beyond the first one.
Use the same method as before, after you are
done erase all the lines that don't belong.
High School hallway
Note how all of the lines are
below the horizon line.
• (images are from the web)
What is perspective?
• In two point perspective, there are
two vanishing points on the horizon
line. Every line except vertical ones
will converge onto one of the two
• Draw a horizon line and make two
points on the line.
Building 1, draw a vertical line, from
your two points draw the roof and the
floor of the building.
• Distance is tricky: divide the bottom line in
half, and then in half again, and then in half
again. This will make it seem as if equal-sized
buildings are next to each other.
• Now draw in guidelines to make other
buildings on the block. Remember, every
non-vertical line must converge on one of
the two vanishing points.
• Finally, erase the guidelines that you don't
need, and get ready to add windows,
cars, people, and what-ever else fills your