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Topic: Help! 1 point perspective still life- where does the vanishing point go?  (Read 1584 times)
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« on: September 30, 2010 07:15:33 PM »

I am taking drawing 1 at the university and it is a singularly frustrating experience. I dont know why I even go to class.  Currently, we are going to the library to do 1 point perspective still life.  The thing is, the instructor doesn't lecture or explain how to do anything.  He says to draw the thing closest to you and from that determine where the vanishing point/horizon line is.  How is this done?  How do you determine the angle if you're drawing the thing closest to you? 

Is there a tutorial anywhere?


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« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010 05:00:42 PM »

I've always been taught to draw the vanishing point and horizon first but...
If you fully draw an object that is close to you, say, a box (for the sake of easy explanation) in perspective as you see it, you can extend the lines that make up the box. Where the lines meet is where the vanishing point and horizon line are. I think this would make sense with what your instructor was saying.
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2010 12:11:22 AM »

try watching this video- sometimes you have to watch someone do it to really get it. perspective is pretty hard to get at first, I'm sure everyone else is struggling a bit too. keep at it!

combine this with what N30Nb100d said.

hope this helps!
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