In my latest post about **one point** **perspective drawing**, I explained the **basic rules of perspective **illustrated with different examples**.** Now, I am going to do the same but for two point perspective drawing. Let’s start!

- Things To Know
- Drawing Of A Square Using Two Point Perspective
- Drawing Of A Box Using Two Point Perspective
- Easy House Drawing Using A Box In Two Point Perspective
- Drawing Of An Ellipse Using Two Point Perspective
- Drawing Of A Cylinder Using Two Point Perspective
- Examples Of Two Point Perspective Drawing

## Things To Know

Perspective drawing is one of the** fundamentals** you need to understand in order to create **realistic **and** believable scenes**. This is used to give three dimensions to an illustration because it allows us to see the** depth** in an image and understand the **distance** between the objects, making it more interesting than a flat image. But more importantly, it captures **how our eyes see the world naturally**, which is not on a measured scale.

Usually, one point perspective is used when directly facing an object and two point perspective is used to draw an object from its corner.

### Some Vocabulary

– **The vanishing point** is a point on the horizon line where any lines going the same direction as the viewers are looking will meet at the vanishing point (These lines are called **orthogonal lines**). Additionally, it is the place where objects begin to disappear because of the distance. Indeed, there are two vanishing points in two point perspective. These two points should be spaced out from each other to prevent distortion.

– **The horizon line**: The horizon line is a line that represents the viewer’s eye level. Most of the time, the horizon line will be imaginary, so while you should include it, you should draw it lightly so it can be easily erased later.

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### Drawing Of A Square Using Two Point Perspective

Firstly, trace the **horizon line**, then place **two vanishing points**.

Afterwards, trace two converging lines starting from the vanishing points. Their **intersection** will be the **corner** of the **square**.

Finally, trace the other lines to form the other side of the square. Again, their intersection will be the opposite corner of the square.

Follow the steps you see in my drawings.

### Drawing Of A Box Using Two Point Perspective

After tracing **the horizon line** and placing the **two vanishing points**, draw the corner of the square.

Afterwards, trace the converging lines from the two edges of the corner of the square to the vanishing points.

Then, draw the other corners. Always use converging lines to draw every line of the square.

### Easy House Drawing Using A Box In Two Point Perspective

Firstly, let us draw **a box** as we did before!

Secondly, draw the **diagonals** of the box’s two faces to find the roof’s middle points.

Then, with the help of converging lines, you can **complete** the form.

Following these steps according to my explanations may be complicated, furthermore I recommend you to look well at the **steps of my drawings.**

### Drawing Of An Ellipse Using Two Point Perspective

If you remember well from the ‘**‘one point perspective”** post, the easiest way to draw a **circle** is by **using a square**.

To begin with, draw a square using the two vanishing points.

Then, draw the **diagonals** and **middle lines** of this square. Furthermore, using these lines, you can trace the ellipse.

### Drawing Of A Cylinder Using Two Point Perspective

## Examples of two point perspective drawing

### The Rubik’s Cube

This first example will be a** Rubik’s Cube**. It is an easy example, as you just have to draw a **normal box**.

Then, trace the others lines using the vanishing points. And finally, trace the vertical lines.

### City Bird View

This example of a** city view** is also pretty easy, this is all about drawing a** lot of squares** using both vanishing points, to form **buildings** and **parks**.

Then adding **details**, **details**, **details**..!!

### Interior

If you want to draw an **interior**, you must first trace the **walls**, as seen in the first picture. Additionally, add the **furnitures** using **boxes** and **cylinders**. Draw as many details as you want. In fact, the more details you add, the more **realistic** your drawing will be.

However, if you want to know more about the process, click here.

### House Corners

Usually, two points perspective is used to draw **houses** or **buildings** from **outside**, as this one. So, just draw the main lines to have an** approximative view** of the place.

Then, **details**! However, if you want to know more about the process, click here.

The **same rules** apply here! Although, **details** are what take times to do, but this is what makes the **difference**!

This example is more about a **modern house**.

In fact, this is actually easier than the others. Just draw boxes, and don’t forget the palm trees!

**Bigger** building with **bigger** **details**!

### Vertical Two Point Perspective

In this one, the two vanishing points are **up and down,** instead of **left and right**.

In other words, we are facing the **horizontal corner** of the building.

But all the **rules** still remain the same!

I know.. This one looks scary with all the little details altogether.

But remember that **placing** **the main lines** is the **most challenging** **part**! Consequently, it is ok to **spend a lot of time** on this part! Just draw these lines **softly** so you can **erase** them and **try again** if needed!

Lastly, almost **same** example here!

If you want to know more about the process, click here.

The following post will be about the detailed steps of my two point perspective drawings! And after this one, my favorite part of perspective drawings arrive! : Three point perspective drawing! Eventually, this types of work seriously look so **complicated** yet so **satisfying!**