Perspective- portraying a three-dimensional
object /space on a 2-dimensional surface
Vanishing point (VP)- Using one perspective,
parallel lines converge to one point
somewhere in the distance. This point is called
the vanishing point (VP). This gives objects an
impression of depth.
When drawing using one point perspective all
objects vanish to one common point somewhere
on the horizon.
The sides of an object diminish towards the
vanishing point. All vertical and horizontal
lines though are drawn with no perspective.
i.e. face on.
One point perspective though is of only
limited use, the main problem being that the
perspective is too pronounced for small
products making them looking bigger than
they actually are.
So when would you use one
One area where one point perspective can be
quite useful is for sketching room layouts
Although it is possible to sketch products in
one point perspective, the perspective is too
aggressive on the eye making products look
bigger than they actually are.
Draw the vanishing point in the center of the horizon line and label it.
Now draw a square or rectangle and label it "front face". Draw it in one of the lower
corners so you have plenty of room to add more forms. You can continue to relate
the drawing to the physical box model as you work.
Now connect three corners of your rectangle or square to the
vanishing point. These are orthogonals. Draw lightly so you can
Draw a horizontal line to end your form.
Draw a vertical line down from the horizontal line to complete the