How to Draw a Perspective Drawing Exercise

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Complete Perspective Drawing Exercise drawing
Complete Perspective Drawing Exercise drawing

"From a certain point of view?" This is no Jedi mind trick. You can learn how to draw shapes from different perspectives by practicing with this perspective drawing exercise.

In art, perspective refers to "the representation of three-dimensional objects or space in two-dimensional artworks."

In this case, your paper is flat - two-dimensional - but you are drawing cubes and prisms that appear three-dimensional.

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This exercise focuses on one-point perspective. In this style, all lines converge at a single "vanishing point" - even if the lines actually stop before they get there.

For this exercise, you will need a pencil with a good eraser. You will often be asked to make guidelines and erase them later.

Looking for more challenges like this one? Learn how to draw 3D stairs.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Perspective Drawing Exercise

How to Draw a Great Looking Perspective Drawing Exercise for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

Perspective Drawing Exercise step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the perspective drawing exercise by placing a dot or point in the center of the page. Near the top corner of the page, draw a rectangle.

Attach three of its corners to the point with diagonal lines. Then, draw an "L" shaped line between the diagonals.

Easy Perspective Drawing Exercise Drawing - Step 2

Perspective Drawing Exercise step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Erase the lines between the point and the "L" shaped line. You have just created a rectangular prism in one-point perspective.

Next, draw another overlapping the first. Draw a square overlapping the prism, erasing as necessary. Then connect its three corners to the point. Draw an "L" shaped line between the diagonals.

In the corner opposite, draw an incomplete rectangle - all four sides but missing the corner nearest the central point.

Easy Perspective Drawing Exercise Drawing - Step 3

Perspective Drawing Exercise step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Draw an "L" shaped line to create an indention in the rectangle. Then, draw diagonal lines between the central point and five corners of the shape.

Easy Perspective Drawing Exercise Drawing - Step 4

Perspective Drawing Exercise step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Draw a "W" shaped line across the diagonals, and erase between it and the central point.

In the opposite corner, use straight lines to draw a shape that resembles stairs. Draw diagonal lines between the outer edges of the shape and the central point.

Easy Perspective Drawing Exercise Drawing - Step 5

Perspective Drawing Exercise step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Draw a diagonal line between the central point and each corner of the stairs. Cross the diagonals with "L" shaped lines matching those of the stairs.

Easy Perspective Drawing Exercise Drawing - Step 6

Perspective Drawing Exercise step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Erase the diagonal lines between the stairs and the vanishing point. Then, draw a square in the remaining corner.

Connect its corners to the point with straight lines, and draw an "L" shaped line across them to form a cube.

Easy Perspective Drawing Exercise Drawing - Step 7

Perspective Drawing Exercise step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Draw another cube farther down the guidelines, and erase the diagonal lines between them. Enclose a square or partial square on the front of each cube.

Add More Details to Your Perspective Drawing Exercise Picture - Step 8

Perspective Drawing Exercise step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Draw a straight, diagonal line in each square to give the cube a hollow appearance. Then, enclose a partial triangle with two right triangles inside it overlapping the stairs.

Complete the Outline of Your Perspective Drawing Exercise Drawing - Step 9

Perspective Drawing Exercise step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Erase portions of the triangle to leave an "L" shape. Overlapping it, draw a rectangle and connect it to the central point with straight lines.

Use an "L" shaped line to turn it into a rectangular prism. Finally, enclose a narrow rectangle below the "L" shape. Erase the remaining guidelines.

Color Your Perspective Drawing Exercise Drawing

Perspective Drawing Exercise step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your perspective drawing exercise is now complete. Color it so as to enhance the three-dimensional effect.

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