Objectives for 1pt Perspective drawing

  • The students will draw a 1 point perspective through lecture, power point and the completion of 2 drawing projects. Students will use their knowledge of one point perspective to draw more complex drawings in later units.
  • Students will draw 1 point perspective at different locations that will reflect different viewing areas.
  • Students will use critical thinking skills in the drawing assignments and through completion of the projects will show problem solving skills that will lead them to the outcome of a finished drawing.

Download Powerpoint

Create the following in AutoCAD, Save file as “1PT_Perspective_boxes_YOURNAME”

Example 2 Example 3 Example 1


Perspective Definitions to “KNOW”

  1. Perspective:   creating the illusion of depth on a flat surface
    • One-Point Perspective: a way to show 3-D objects on a flat surface using one vanishing point
    • Two-Point Perspective: a way to show 3-D objects on a flat surface using two vanishing points
    • Aerial Perspective: using color and value to create the illusion of depth. Closer objects are brighter and true colors; farther objects are darker and more dull.
  2. Depth: the illusion of 3-D space on a 2-D surface
    • Proportion: principle of art; describes the size relationship between objects
    • Overlap: placement of objects on top of each other to create depth
  3. Horizon line: eye level; shows where the sky and ground come together or meet
  4. Vanishing point: the spot on the horizon line where parallel lines appear to converge and vanish
  5. Line: element of art; the path of a traveling point in space
    • Orthogonal line: lines drawn to the vanishing point
    • Vertical line: lines that travel in an up and down direction
    • Horizontal line: lines that travel in a side to side direction
    • Parallel line: lines that never touch or cross paths
  6. Space: element of art that describes the area in or around an object
    • Negative space: the area around an object
    • Positive space: the area within an object

Be able to label in Perspective Drawings

  1. Horizon Line
  2. Vanishing Point
  3. Vertical line
  4. Horizontal line
  5. Parallel lines
  6. Orthogonal lines

pictorial drawing