Perspective helps your drawing with dimension and depth. It can be used as a rough guide or to create exact shapes.
When looking into the distance of a landscape, objects seem to become smaller and closer together, the further away they are. When two parallel lines stretch out towards a horizon, directly in front of you, the point were they meet, or can no longer be seen, is called the vanishing point.
The following is a simple example of one-point perspective.
When looking at an object from an angle, such as a block, two sides of the block are visible. Two vanishing points will be used to give the block dimension. This will apply to a block that is higher or lower than the horizon line, where three sides will be visible.
The following is a simple example of two-point perspective.
Objects and shapes, seen from very high or low, have a separate vanishing point. Their vertical lines are joined to this vanishing point.
The following is a simple example of three-point perspective.
The following drawing shown using different perspectives.
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