## ECDG #6: Two Point Perspective

2 point perspective is the most accurate way to represent a drawing in perspective because is how we see most things.As its name suggests, it has 2 vanishing points. Up next we will learn how to draw in 2 point perspective with some box drawing.

This is where it gets very technical so reload your patience reserves. It also may get a little confusing from all the lines you have to draw.

Begin with a horizon line and the 2 vanishing points. One in each end of the horizon.

Draw a vertical line. This will be the corner closest to us and it is always perfectly vertical.

Put two marks on it, at the top and the bottom. These will set the total height of the box.

Draw parallel lines from both vanishing points to the marks in the vertical line.

Draw two lines on each side of the first vertical line. These are two more corners.

From the points where the left vertical line touches the parallel lines draw another set of parallels (green) to the right vanishing point.

Now do the same with the right vertical, but now to the left vanishing point (red lines).

Where the red and green lines touch each other goes the last corner of the box. Draw a line (blue) that unites both points. It is not necessary to draw it but I recommend you do it in order to better understand this perspective drawing.

Look at how it almost overlaps exactly whit the first vertical line. This doesn’t always happens, though.

Mark in a darker color the box’s edges so we can identify it better.

I recommend you practice a few of these before moving to the next lesson.