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Graphic Design -> An Explanation of the Drawing Systems: Perspective

Perspective

Image - Perspective drawing. One point perspective (one vanishing point) can be likened to Oblique drawing, as it places emphasis on the front plane of an object.

Image - Perspective drawing. Two-point perspective (two vanishing points) can be likened to Isometric and Planometric drawing, as it can equally represent 3 planes depending on where the vanishing point is placed.

In this form of drawing, receding lines are no longer parallel but, instead, share one or two vanishing points. One point perspective (one vanishing point) can be likened to oblique drawing, as it places emphasis on the front plane of an object. Two point perspective (two vanishing points) can be likened to isometric and planometric drawing, as it can equally represent three planes, depending on where the vanishing point is placed. When the vanishing points in both styles are placed above the horizon line, the top of the object will be clearly visible. When placed on or at the horizon, neither the top nor the bottom will be in view. If you place your vanishing points below the horizon line, the base of the object will come into view.

It is recommended that you try all variations so that you become thoroughly familiar with these drawing conventions. Not all practice drawings need to be ruled, as in the examination you have the opportunity to use freehand representations. It is also recommended that you rule all folio inclusions and render most, if not all, conventional drawings.

In this example, the student has explored the use of another piece of furniture with the chair to vary the imagery and to fulfil the exploring ideas requirement.

Image - Perspective drawing.

In this example, the student has used a wash of marker as an underlay to the two point perspective presentation. The inclusion of shadowing helps to increase the three-dimensional nature of the drawing.