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How to create basic boxes in 1 and 2 pt. perspective

Create Basic Boxes in 1 and 2 Pt. Perspective

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Supplies. Make sure you are using your lightest drawing pencils and a ruler!

Supplies. Make sure you are using your lightest drawing pencils and a ruler!

Draw your horizon line (eye level) and place your vanishing point anywhere on the line. You will only have one vanishing point for one point perspective.

Draw your horizon line (eye level) and place your vanishing point anywhere on the line. You will only have one vanishing point for one point perspective.

Draw your basic square. Since it is above the horizon line, you will see the bottom of your box. With one point, you always start off with a shape (the front of an object).

Draw your basic square. Since it is above the horizon line, you will see the bottom of your box. With one point, you always start off with a shape (the front of an object).

Connect the corners that are closest to the vanishing point without going through the box.

Connect the corners that are closest to the vanishing point without going through the box.

Create the back of you box with parallel vertical and horizontal lines.

Create the back of you box with parallel vertical and horizontal lines.

Erase your connecting line.

Erase your connecting line.

To make your box look open, draw a vertical line from the back corner.

To make your box look open, draw a vertical line from the back corner.

Draw a square on the horizon line. Since it is on the horizon line, you will not see either the top or the bottom.

Draw a square on the horizon line. Since it is on the horizon line, you will not see either the top or the bottom.

Connect the closest corners to the vanishing point that do not go through the box.

Connect the closest corners to the vanishing point that do not go through the box.

Draw you parallel vertical line to create the side of you box. Erase your lines.

Draw you parallel vertical line to create the side of you box. Erase your lines.

Create a square below the horizon line. You will see the top of the box since it is below eye level.

Create a square below the horizon line. You will see the top of the box since it is below eye level.

Connect your closest corners to the vanishing point without doing through the box.

Connect your closest corners to the vanishing point without doing through the box.

Create the back of the box using a parallel vertical line and a horizontal line.

Create the back of the box using a parallel vertical line and a horizontal line.

To open your box, line up the only corner not connect to the vanishing point and draw a line- your line should stay in. Your original shape. Line your ruler up with the back of the box.

To open your box, line up the only corner not connect to the vanishing point and draw a line- your line should stay in. Your original shape. Line your ruler up with the back of the box.

Draw the back wall of your box. Line your ruler up with the outside corners to create the back.

Draw the back wall of your box. Line your ruler up with the outside corners to create the back.

2 point perspective; start with you horizon line and place two vanishing points as far apart as possible.

2 point perspective; start with you horizon line and place two vanishing points as far apart as possible.

Draw a line above the horizon line. With two point, you are looking at the side of an object- you always start with a line.

Draw a line above the horizon line. With two point, you are looking at the side of an object- you always start with a line.

Connect the top and the bottom of your line to both vanishing points.

Connect the top and the bottom of your line to both vanishing points.

Create the sides of you box using 2 parallel vertical lines

Create the sides of you box using 2 parallel vertical lines

Create the bottom of your box by connecting each of the two lines you just created to their opposite vanishing point.

Create the bottom of your box by connecting each of the two lines you just created to their opposite vanishing point.

Erase you lines. To create an open box, draw a vertical line from the back corner.

Erase you lines. To create an open box, draw a vertical line from the back corner.

Draw a line on the horizon line.

Draw a line on the horizon line.

Connect both the top and bottom of the line to the vanishing points.

Connect both the top and bottom of the line to the vanishing points.

Draw your 2 parallel vertical lines to create the sides of you box. Erase the lines.

Draw your 2 parallel vertical lines to create the sides of you box. Erase the lines.

Create a line below the horizon line. Since it is below eye level you will see the top of the box.

Create a line below the horizon line. Since it is below eye level you will see the top of the box.

Connect the top and bottom of the line to both vanishing points.

Connect the top and bottom of the line to both vanishing points.

Create the sides of you box with 2 parallel vertical lines.

Create the sides of you box with 2 parallel vertical lines.

Create the top by connecting each side line to the opposite vanishing point.

Create the top by connecting each side line to the opposite vanishing point.

To make your box look open, connect the corner you want open to the opposite vanishing point.

To make your box look open, connect the corner you want open to the opposite vanishing point.

Adding color: choose the base color plus 2 analogous color, one darker and one lighter. Use to complementary color to  darken your base color.

Adding color: choose the base color plus 2 analogous color, one darker and one lighter. Use to complementary color to darken your base color.

Create a light source. It can be wherever you want as long as you are consistent through the composition. Color one side with your base color lightly.

Create a light source. It can be wherever you want as long as you are consistent through the composition. Color one side with your base color lightly.

Go over your base color with your lighter analogous color.

Go over your base color with your lighter analogous color.

Go back over with your base color. Layer your colors back and forth until you get the color you want.

Go back over with your base color. Layer your colors back and forth until you get the color you want.

Color the next side with you base color.

Color the next side with you base color.

Go over it lightly with your darker analogous color.

Go over it lightly with your darker analogous color.

Go back over it again with you base color. Layer your colors until you get the desired color.

Go back over it again with you base color. Layer your colors until you get the desired color.

Color the next side with you base color.

Color the next side with you base color.

Add more of your darker analogous color.

Add more of your darker analogous color.

Go back over it with your base color.

Go back over it with your base color.

Color the last side with your base color.

Color the last side with your base color.

Add the complementary color to create a dark shadow. You should use the complementary color to get the darkest value.

Add the complementary color to create a dark shadow. You should use the complementary color to get the darkest value.

Use your base color to go over the complement. You should not see the complementary color but a darker version of the base color.

Use your base color to go over the complement. You should not see the complementary color but a darker version of the base color.

When you are finished, it should look like different values of your base color- not different colors completely.

When you are finished, it should look like different values of your base color- not different colors completely.

Two Point Perspective Boxes

Two Point Perspective Boxes

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One Point Perspective Name

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One Point Perspective City (in progress).

One Point Perspective City (in progress).

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