Linear perspective and forms in space

This week, we are learning about 1,2 and 3 point perspective.  My project calls for me to split three pages in half with a line. On each page, I was to draw two versions of each perspective type (1 pt, 2 pt, 3 pt).   Continue to read below for my completed perspective drawings and descriptions.  This project was super fun and different!

1 point perspective

One point perspective is a method that shows how things tend to appear to get smaller as they get further away and larger the closer they are.  These lines end up converging towards a single ‘vanishing point’ on the horizon line as they lead further into the drawing. It is a way of drawing so that objects look less flat and more three-dimensional or realistic.

Gallagher_perspective_1

2 point perspective

Two point perspective is a method that occurs when you draw objects on line using two vanishing points from your point of view. Like one point perspective, two point perspective drawings have lines that end up converging but this method contains two vanishing point on the horizon line as they lead further into the drawing, one on each side.

Gallagher_perspective_2

3 point perspective

Three point perspective seems to be the most complex method for perspective type drawing. Like one and two point perspective drawings, three point perspective drawings have lines that end up converging but this third method contains two vanishing points on the horizon line as they lead further into the drawing.  There is an addition of a third vanishing point either directly above or below the horizon line. Three point perspective commonly used in drawings of buildings from a low or high level.

Gallagher_perspective_3

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s