2 Point Perspective Drawing

Two point perspective drawing is the most difficult method that we normally use to illustrate products.  If done well, it is also the most realistic. 

In two point perspective drawing, we imagine two vanishing points.  The two top corners of the page may be used for most purposes. 

All the lines that are drawn towards the left are drawn to the left vanishing point.  All the lines that are drawn towards the right are drawn to the right vanishing point. 

Vertical lines stay vertical.

We normally draw a crate first that represents the height, length and width of the object that we want to draw. 

Extra lines are then drawn inside the crate until the shape of our object is drawn feintly.

The outline of the object is then drawn darker over the feint construction lines.

The construction lines may be rubbed out using an eraser or if they are very feint, they may be left.  Finally the drawing may be rendered by adding light, shade and colour.

Drawing techniques

I point perspective and other drawing techniques are explained in the design section of Key Stage 3 Design and Technology. The drawing techniques covered are:

  • notes and sketches
  • isometric drawing
  • 1 point perspective drawing
  • 2 point perspective drawing
  • oblique drawing
  • orthographic projection, 1st and 3rd angle
  • parts drawing.

Design basics in our Key Stage 3 Design and Technology software package

All the information KS3 and KS4 students need to develop their designing capability, including:

  • line
  • shape
  • proportion
  • use of divine proportion in architecture
  • symmetry
  • form
  • function
  • colour
  • texture
  • movement.

These drawing techniques and design basics are just a small part of what you'll find in the design section of our KS3 Design and Technology software

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