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One Point Perspective.

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At one point in my life, I understood perspective intuitively and was able to draw things "in perspective" without very much planning. During this time, I received some instruction on how to draw in perspective in school using rulers and proportions and stuff, but I never really paid much attention because it didn't make sense to me to plan everything out like that when drawing intuitively was faster.

Not any more though lol

The more and more I become open minded about different expressions, the more and more I'm losing that earlier "intuitive" feel that I used to rely on. Or maybe it's just part of aging that you lose some senses and become more aware of other things.

I haven't been able to draw a perspective drawing in the past year and a half, but I finally made one oO; It's only a one perspective drawing (two, kind of. I had to tweak the tables a bit so that they didn't look so awkward), but it took me months of disappointment and experimentation to figure it out again.

I was falling asleep last night, actually, when it hit me: Gee, if I just draw the horizon line at my eye level, and draw everything to line up to the vanishing point, it should all fall in place. So today when I got back, I sat down with a piece of paper at my work desk and tried it out, and out came this classroom.

I'm already feeling ambitious and want to draw some two, three, and four perspective drawings, but I think I better not push my luck and just keep doing one point perspective until I've worked out all my quirks.


For a wannabe-architecture/interior design person, I sure don't like perspective drawing lol
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JBowen34's avatar
I am writing a book about perspective drawing for 6th graders.
I would like to include your drawing for the students to identify the receding objects.
If you approve, please let me know how you would like your credit worded.

Thank you,

James Bowen