One Point Perspective Drawing Tutorials – How To Draw Space In Perspective

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Sometime while working on a perspective drawing, you might come across a situation where you need to draw things that are uniform in size.

For example, these could be a tile floor, windows in a sky scrapers, or a chessboard. Or it could be that you need to draw things that have an identical amount of space between them… such as a row of telephone poles.

These problems can be challenging because it is hard to determined how those tiles or windows should dismiss in size as they go back into the distance.

How to draw perspective space

So in this lesson, we are going to go over a simple but very effective technique that you can use to measure and divide space in perspective.

Please refer to the video above for details on how this method works.

Perspective Made Simple (Reduced Size)Now, if you like this lesson and would like to learn more about perspective drawing, I highly recommend you check out my course, “Perspective Made Simple

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In addition to the conceptual lessons, this course is also very action oriented.

Throughout the course, you will also be given very easy step-by-step drawing exercise that will help you to internalize all the things you’ve learned.

And by the end of this course, as long as you follow all the instructs and draw along, you will have drawn your very first photo-realistic perspective drawing.

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I hope you enjoy this figure drawing lesson. Please feel free to share this tutorial with all your friends using the social sharing buttons on this page.

Until next time, thanks for watching and good luck drawing!

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  • Chris

    Reply Reply January 6, 2016

    This was great…thank you

  • Fefe9w

    Reply Reply November 3, 2014

    Thanks Ethan

  • Laura

    Reply Reply March 12, 2014

    Hi Ethan
    thank you for your expertise. you are a very thorough teacher and know what you are talking about and can get your point across. You are also very talented. I do like the freebies that will help until I am ready and capable to get your course. I do appreciate your kindness in that you give these tutorials. Thank you and keep up the great work.

  • mireille

    Reply Reply January 30, 2014

    all my compliments for your free video’s
    very intelligible for me (Dutch-speaking)
    you are a great teacher
    very thankful

  • leonie

    Reply Reply November 26, 2013

    Hey Ethan
    just wondering how do i draw a shape in one point perspective that doesn’t run parallel to the horizon line. Every time i draw the shape which is box, their something that doesn’t look right. so it should be that i hard, but its driving me crazy!!! just wondering if you could help as perspective drawing skill are not bad.

  • Whitedove

    Reply Reply November 15, 2013

    Hey Ethan I order the cd’s Figure drawing and portraits I could have swore there was a cd on perspective but just check it and nope. so looking on here, the chessboard is what I need to do for a painting been racking my brains out, been years since I have done perspective but as much as I look at this one, I cant get it in my head how to turn it so that a corner is in the center foreground, in this one you have the vanishing point on the horizon in the center, where would I put it for the corner of the chessboard to be in center or off a bit got such a good idea for a painting and cant get anywhere until this part is done PLUS you are looking down on your chessboard I want it a bit more less of the squares showing thanks need to get the cd on perspective bad Whitedove

    • Ethan [My Drawing Tutorials]

      Reply Reply November 18, 2013

      In the perspective course, I go over drawing this chessboard in two point perspective and I think that is the look you are going after (the corner of the board being the in the foreground). For more detail, I would recommend you check out that course, but very quickly…

      To put the corner of the chessboard in the foreground, you need to draw this in 2 point perspective by putting one vanishing on on the far left and then another one on the far right and have all the lines converge to these points.

      Also, to change the angle of view (so that you are not so high up and looking down at the board… but rather more leveled with it), simply bring the horizon line LOWER so that it is closer to the board. This way, it will look as if the observer is more leveled with the board.

      I hope that makes sense 🙂

  • Anonymous

    Reply Reply October 27, 2013

    thanks for
    the lesson

  • JJ

    Reply Reply September 27, 2013

    Thanks for the video helped a lot in school you are really talented

  • Ed

    Reply Reply August 25, 2013

    Great video and great presentation. Well-paced. I learned a new skill.


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