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


Hi, Tom here and welcome to my new Circle Line Art School video, How to Draw a Modern House in 2-Point Perspective: Please subscribe for a new video every
Saturday! 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… I post a new drawing every Saturday!
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