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ONE POINT
Examples   1   2   3   4   5   6   7

Step-by-step instructions for basic one-point are
presented on this site       
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When drawing using one point perspective all
objects
vanish to one common point somewhere on the
horizon
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During the Renaissance, artists became very
interested in making two-dimensional artworks look
three-dimensional. They used mathematics and
close observation to invent "linear perspective"—a
technique that helps artists make things look deep.
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Introduction to one point perspective and two point
perspective as well
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TWO POINT
Two Point Perspective is a much more useful
drawing method than the more simple One Point
Perspective.
Objects drawn in two point perspective have a more
natural look.
more

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Examples   1   2   3   4   


THREE POINT (& OTHER)
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freehand
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orthogonal
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paraline
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perspective

Perspectives are the most realistic representational
drawings. They are a popular method of illustrating a
three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional plane. A
perspective, like a paraline drawing, is a single-view
drawing: however, the perspective drawing can
eliminate the optical distortion caused by lines drawn
parallel. The perspective is a more realistic view since it
represents the reality of form in three dimensions, as
we see it with our eyes.

Architects and interior designers frequently use
perspectives both as design exploration sketches and
as design presentation tools. Quick freehand sketches
can help to anticipate the essence or character of a
space, that is, its form, scale, light, patterns, and
textural qualities. For a presentation, perspectives are
more precisely constructed and carefully rendered to
depict the structure and its environment as realistically
as possible. A perspective is carefully composed and
often includes people, vegetation, furniture, textures,
and accessories for animation. It is important to make
the image believable and representative of the way a
space will actually appear.

Architectural and interior designers utilize three basic
types of perspectives-one -point, two-point, and
three-point. The difference depends on the observer's
point of view and the orientation of the object or space
being seen.
UPDATED
JUNE 2010
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