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How to Draw a House in Two Point Perspective: Modern House



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Hi, Tom here and welcome to my new Circle Line Art School video, How to Draw a Modern House

in 2-Point Perspective:

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Start by drawing a horizontal line slightly below the middle of your paper,

this is the horizon line which is the height of the eye of the viewer, it's the

same height as the eye of the person looking at the view, next we can draw a

vanishing point, a dot on the far left and the far right of this horizontal line,

in two-point perspective all of the parallel lines going left will meet at

the left vanishing point and all of the parallel lines ago right will meet at

the right vanishing point, next draw a vertical line a little bit left of the

centre of your page, this will be the nearest corner of our building, now we

can draw a diagonal line from the top of this vertical line to the right

vanishing point and another to the left vanishing point,

next draw two more diagonal lines from the base of our vertical line, so now we

have the left and right side of our building, we can add a vertical line to

the left to show whether building stops

and another vertical line to the right, all vertical lines in this drawing need

to be parallel to each other and parallel to the edge of the paper...

to draw a floating flat roof we need two more diagonal lines going to the right vanishing point,

and we can take these two lines to the left vanishing point too,

and now we can just mark a small vertical line on the left, and the right

of these new diagonal lines, to show where the edge of the roof is,

next, from this point on the left we can draw a diagonal line all of the way to the right

vanishing point, but we only need the first part of the line, just here,

so, again from this point we can draw a diagonal line to the left vanishing

point, but we only need to use the first bit of the line for our drawing, so now

we have drawn the back of this floating roof at the top of our building, next we

can draw two more diagonal lines to the right and left vanishing points,

now, where the left diagonal line touches the left horizontal line we can draw,

from that point, a diagonal line to the right,

on the right diagonal, line we can draw a short vertical line here,

next, from the left vanishing point we can draw a diagonal from the top of this

short vertical line, going right for a bit, and now draw another vertical line

going down, below the base of the original building...

going back to our short vertical line, we can draw a diagonal from its base going to the left

vanishing point, but we only need this line to this point here,

I will darken these lines, so that we can see what we have drawn,

we now have an overhang on the left and an extension on the right, I'll darken

this vertical line too, next draw another vertical line from the back of the house here,

and now we can make a new base line by drawing a diagonal line from the left

vanishing point, again let's dark the lines,so that we can see what we have...

now draw a diagonal line from the top and the bottom of

this new horizontal line to the vanishing point on the right, for the right-hand

side of the extension...

next we can draw a vertical line here for the right-hand side of the building...

I think it's time to darken these lines,

for this drawing I'm using a 4B pencil, so now our drawing is starting to take

shape we can clearly see how the two vanishing points help us find the sides

of the walls of the building,

if you think about two-point perspective drawing and using the two points, the two

vanishing points, and that's how you create the guidelines and along those

guidelines, these diagonal lines, going to the two

vanishing points, they will show us where the sides of any building will go to...

so we could just erase some of the guidelines that we no longer need...

now on the right we can add some lines to create a border thickness to this wall...

and by drawing two diagonal lines to the left vanishing point we can find the

back of the wall

I will use this vertical line to work out where the back corner of this back

part of the wall is, just draw a diagonal from the right

vanishing point through the top of this vertical line and a line for the base

here, again going to the right vanishing point, time to make some of these lines

darker again, so that we can see what we have!

we can repeat this interior space on the left-hand side of the building, this time

the diagonal lines will go to the left vanishing point rather than the right...

I have used the left base vertical line to find the back vertical line of this

new space, just so the building looks the way I would like it to look, again it's a

good idea to just darken the lines once we know they're in the right place...

I will add some windows or sliding doors to the left wall here, using

the left vanishing point...

as I divide this shape the vertical lines will get closer together as they

go towards the vanishing point...

we can add some more windows and doors, keep your the vertical lines parallel to

each other and to the side edge of our paper,

and in this 2-point perspective drawing, all of the diagonal lines go

either to the left or right vanishing point,

next I'll add some tone to this drawing, all of the overhanging shapes will be dark,

all shapes on the left of the side of the building will be a mid-tone and the

shapes on the right-hand side of each part of the building will be just the

white of the paper, so we'll have three tones, the white of the paper, a mid-tone

and a dark tone...

and so the next stage of this drawing is just to add some tone, the three tones

that we just outlined, the white of the paper, a mid-tone and a dark tone, I think

I'll also add another building on the left hand-side, using the same principles

of 2-Point Perspective...

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