Perspective Drawing Kit - Exercises and Explanations (35 sheets)
2D space vs 3D space. Before we start doing the exercises, I have to define what 2D and 3D actually means. It’s important to have a good grasp of the 2D/3D concept because it is the base for multiple types of arts, such as drawing, sketching, 3D modeling.

2D space vs 3D space. Before we start doing the exercises, I have to define what 2D and 3D actually means. It’s important to have a good grasp of the 2D/3D concept because it is the base for multiple types of arts, such as drawing, sketching, 3D modeling.

When we design a character or even just a prop (object), we design with a 360 view in our mind. We create at least 3 different views (front view, side view, and top view) of the same subject in order to define the right volumes and proportions.

When we design a character or even just a prop (object), we design with a 360 view in our mind. We create at least 3 different views (front view, side view, and top view) of the same subject in order to define the right volumes and proportions.

The visual representation of the perspective drawing means, from a geometrical standpoint, a mathematical “linear projection”. The Object that is being viewed by an Observer is being projected on a flat vertical plane known as “Picture Plane”.

The visual representation of the perspective drawing means, from a geometrical standpoint, a mathematical “linear projection”. The Object that is being viewed by an Observer is being projected on a flat vertical plane known as “Picture Plane”.

There are 3 major types of perspective drawing defined by the number of primary Vanishing Points (construction points). These are the types of perspective that I’ll be approaching specifically in this article but I’ll also go in greater detail later on, i

There are 3 major types of perspective drawing defined by the number of primary Vanishing Points (construction points). These are the types of perspective that I’ll be approaching specifically in this article but I’ll also go in greater detail later on, i

The following images illustrate general grids, infinite or finite grids in space. It’s common for a beginner to draw on top over a general grid instead of building it up along with the construction drawing. This drawing techniques helps to train the brain

The following images illustrate general grids, infinite or finite grids in space. It’s common for a beginner to draw on top over a general grid instead of building it up along with the construction drawing. This drawing techniques helps to train the brain

By the way, I created these grids using the drawing software Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, which has specific Perspective Drawing Tools.

By the way, I created these grids using the drawing software Autodesk Sketchbook Pro, which has specific Perspective Drawing Tools.

Exercise 1. One vanishing point. Frontal perspective. One-point perspective happens when the camera is pointing straight ahead at the plane in front of it.

Exercise 1. One vanishing point. Frontal perspective. One-point perspective happens when the camera is pointing straight ahead at the plane in front of it.

Exercise 2. Two vanishing points. Angular perspective.

So far we assumed that the Camera is looking straight, however what happens if the camera is slightly rotated towards left or right? Or even, looking down or up?

Exercise 2. Two vanishing points. Angular perspective.

So far we assumed that the Camera is looking straight, however what happens if the camera is slightly rotated towards left or right? Or even, looking down or up?

Exercise 3. Three vanishing points. Oblique perspective.

Imagine yourself looking high up or high down. There are two basic types of 3-point perspective based on the position of the horizon line. Worm’s Eye View – imagine yourself looking high up or down

Exercise 3. Three vanishing points. Oblique perspective.

Imagine yourself looking high up or high down. There are two basic types of 3-point perspective based on the position of the horizon line. Worm’s Eye View – imagine yourself looking high up or down

One-point perspective represents a three-dimensional drawing that creates the illusion of depth as a direct frontal view. All objects appear smaller and closer to each other as they recede into the distance.

One-point perspective represents a three-dimensional drawing that creates the illusion of depth as a direct frontal view. All objects appear smaller and closer to each other as they recede into the distance.

Exercise 1. Analyze real photo references

The best way to get started with perspective drawing is by looking at real-life photography and breaking down all the rules. Reverse the engineering to a point that is ridiculous simple to you.

Exercise 1. Analyze real photo references

The best way to get started with perspective drawing is by looking at real-life photography and breaking down all the rules. Reverse the engineering to a point that is ridiculous simple to you.

In my analysis, I specifically choose long and short frontal views but also during nighttime since it gives a better contrast between light and shade planes. This way it’s easier to notice the depth or space between the far away plane and the near one.

In my analysis, I specifically choose long and short frontal views but also during nighttime since it gives a better contrast between light and shade planes. This way it’s easier to notice the depth or space between the far away plane and the near one.

Start with the far-away plane, and come closer and closer towards the camera using the vanishing lines. You’ll easily recognize all the drawing rules.

Start with the far-away plane, and come closer and closer towards the camera using the vanishing lines. You’ll easily recognize all the drawing rules.

Exercise 2. Draw objects in one-point perspective. Looking straight ahead, above and below.

Exercise 2. Draw objects in one-point perspective. Looking straight ahead, above and below.

Two Point Perspective represents a three-dimensional drawing system that creates the illusion of depth as an angular view. It’s actually a build up system over the previous one, One Point Perspective (Frontal Perspective).

Two Point Perspective represents a three-dimensional drawing system that creates the illusion of depth as an angular view. It’s actually a build up system over the previous one, One Point Perspective (Frontal Perspective).

The drawing rules for Two Point Perspective are very similar to One Point Perspective meaning that we construct the drawing using vanishing points placed on the Horizon Line.

The drawing rules for Two Point Perspective are very similar to One Point Perspective meaning that we construct the drawing using vanishing points placed on the Horizon Line.

But this time, the observer sees a minimum of two planes at the same time, the Left side and the Right side (an angular view made out from 2 planes).

But this time, the observer sees a minimum of two planes at the same time, the Left side and the Right side (an angular view made out from 2 planes).

for the visible left side plane, we construct from the Left Vanishing Point (LVP); for the visible right side plane, we construct Right Vanishing Point (RVP)

for the visible left side plane, we construct from the Left Vanishing Point (LVP); for the visible right side plane, we construct Right Vanishing Point (RVP)

Of course, the third plane as the Top or the Bottom planes are also possible for a Looking Up or Looking Down perspective.

Of course, the third plane as the Top or the Bottom planes are also possible for a Looking Up or Looking Down perspective.

Another purpose of two-point perspective is that it can be used to draw the same object as one-point perspective (frontal orthographic view) but this time, is being rotated under a certain angle (angular view).

Another purpose of two-point perspective is that it can be used to draw the same object as one-point perspective (frontal orthographic view) but this time, is being rotated under a certain angle (angular view).

Exercise 1 – Rear and Left views which are visible at the same time – as angular view above the eye level.

Exercise 1 – Rear and Left views which are visible at the same time – as angular view above the eye level.

Exercise 2 – Rear and Right views which are visible at the same time – as angular view at the eye level.

Exercise 2 – Rear and Right views which are visible at the same time – as angular view at the eye level.

Perspective Drawing Kit - Exercises and Explanations (35 sheets)

I'm sharing all the drawing working sheets from by blog. In several hands-on practical articles I show how basic rules of perspective drawing.

FOR DETAILS, check out my articles:

Article - Perspective Drawing Part 1. Types of Perspective Drawing. https://www.cristinateachingart.com/practical-guide-in-perspective-drawing-part-1-types-of-perspective/

Article - Perspective Drawing Part 2. One-Point Perspective https://www.cristinateachingart.com/practical-guide-in-perspective-drawing-part-2-one-point-perspective-drawing/

Article - Perspective Drawing Part 3. Two-Points Perspective
https://www.cristinateachingart.com/practical-guide-in-perspective-drawing-part-3-two-point-perspective-drawing/

Article - Perspective Drawing Part 3. Three-Points Perspective (wip)

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