Today I will show you how to draw a kitchen / room in 2 point perspective. This drawing has a lot of cabinets, a stovetop, a fridge, shelves, drawers, a sink, a vase, and a teapot. 2 point perspective (also called linear perspective) is a method using lines to create the illusion of space on a 2D surface. This 2pt drawing method is defined by 2 vanishing points that represent 2 convergence points and infinite distance away. We will use this method to draw a contemporary kitchen.
Today I will show you how to draw a few doors in two 2 point perspective - one is closed, one is opened all the way and one door is either opening or closing. Either way, I have made this tutorial as simple as possible to follow. If you use a ruler and these perspective drawing techniques, you will be able to make these 3-dimensional doors.
Do you want to learn how to draw a house in correct perspective so that it really looks like it is 3-dimensional? Here is an easy to follow tutorial that will help you not only draw houses, but also anything else that you want to draw in correct 2 point perspective.
How to Draw a House with Easy Step by Step Drawing Tutorial
We draw with perspective drawing techniques in order to make a more realistic 3-dimensional object. In this technique, every set of parallel lines has its own vanishing points.
More specifically, when we are drawing or viewing something in 2 point perspective, we are seeing the object at a corner, and the 2 sets of parallel lines are moving away from us to the vanishing points….as you see above (vp stands for vanishing points). Here is a Basic 1 Point and 2 Point Perspective Lesson and Here is an Intro Lesson to Perspective.
Hold a box in your hand in such a position that you only see the front and top of it. Observe that as we view the top, its outer edges appear to converge. This condition is caused by an optical illusion. As the top turns away from us, the relationship between the length and width changes or diminishes. This phenomenon is known as foreshortening. Observe also that as we look at the face of the box, it is seen in its true form. The reason for this is that it is perpendicular to our line of vision.
Without the knowledge of perspective, constructive drawing is impossible. Leonardo Da Vinci called it the "bridle and rudder of painting." Every form, from a grain of sand to a mountain, exists in perspective. It is the first thing a student must learn. Like the alphabet in a language, without it, one would not be able to write. Too many students by-pass this phase of learning. The knowledge of perspective makes it possible to create the illusion that objects and figures are three dimensional on a two dimensional surface such as a sheet of paper, canvas or wall.