3 Point Perspective Drawing

As mentioned with one and two point perspective drawings, perspective drawing can be challenging. The most challenging of all of these is the 3 point perspective drawing. In the video below I walk through the steps to successful create a three point perspective drawing.

A few things to remember about three point perspective drawings:

  • Width lines go back to the left vanishing point
  • Height lines go to the bottom (or top) vanishing point
  • Depth lines go to the right vanishing point

2 Point Perspective Drawing

As with one point perspective drawing, 2 point can be difficult to understand and create. The measurements get even less sure on a two point perspective drawing and, depending on your accuracy, the final view can look very different from the original.

A few things to remember when creating a two point perspective drawing:

  • Width is shown by lines going towards the left vanishing point
  • Height is shown by vertical lines
  • Depth is shown by lines going towards the right vanishing point

1 Point Perspective Drawing

Perspective drawing can be one of the more difficult things to do in drafting. It’s tough because, unlike some other pictorial drawings, you do not have actual measurements to go draw with everything. In perspective drawing, there is some guess work. In the video below, I describe how to create a 1 point perspective drawing.

A couple of things to keep in mind:

  • Width lines are represented by horizontal lines
  • Height lines are vertical lines
  • Depth lines go back to the vanishing point
  • Front view is exactly the same in a 1 point perspective drawing

Basics of the 3 Views

Drafting is a type of communication that engineers and manufactures use in order show how an object goes together or what it looks like. There is a specific way that these drawings are made. In general, there are three basic items show in the drawing: front view, right view, and top view. In the video below I show what each of the views communicates and how they are setup on a page.

3 Basic Types of Drafting Lines

When you begin to learn drafting, you have to learn about the different types of lines. Line types are extremely important because they are used to communicate different ideas about an object. In the video below we review the three basic types of lines that are necessary to understand when you are beginning to learn about drafting.

Three types of lines

Visible or Object Lines

Dark thick lines that show the outside edges of an object.

Construction Lines

Light lines that are drawn to help place other lines on a drawing. They eventually get erased.

Hidden Lines

Dashed lines that show parts of an object that cannot be seen from the current viewing angle. Hidden lines exist to show engineers and manufactures that there are features on an object that exist but can’t be shown through another means at the current angle.

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