## 1 Model answer

Here is an example of a manual drawing from a Year 11 student. It shows correct set out, labels, dimensions, title box and 3rd Angle Orthogonal symbol.

#### manually drawn 2 point perspective (resoponse to 2001 vcaa vcd exam)

On this page are the steps for you to learn about and complete a 2 Point Perspective drawing.

- Model Answer

- What is a 2 Point Perspective drawing?
- Downloadable instructions.

- How do I do my 2 Point Perspective?

Here is an example of a manual drawing from a Year 11 student. It shows correct set out, labels, dimensions, title box and 3rd Angle Orthogonal symbol.

A 2 Point Perspective is a 3 dimensional drawing method used to represent form. It is different from a 'paraline' drawing because the receding lines converge at two points. This kind of projection is constructed with several components:

- Horizon line = the
**eye level**(the actual height of eye relative to an object) of the viewer, - Left vanishing point = a point to which (horizontal) lines
**left**of a closest vertical converge, - Right vanishing point = a point to which (horizontal) lines
**right**of a closest vertical converge, - Closest vertical = a vertical line that defines the
**corner**of a box that is closest to the viewer. Each box has a closest vertical.

Watch the video below and practice forming boxes anywhere on your drawing sheet.

Your first exercise will be to draw the group of floating boxes shown in this video:

Watch this video and make a copy of the drawing as shown. The video goes onto show you how colour looks on different faces of the boxes. Keep this in mind when you are rendering you perspective drawings.

The next step is to learn how to divide space in 2 Point Perspective. As the left and right 'horizontal' lines recede towards the vanishing points, we can't use a ruler to measure along them because things get smaller the closer we get to the vanishing points. To 'measure' we need to create proportions. We can **divide space into halves** using **diagonal** lines. To make smaller spaces, **divide halves into quaters**, and so on. Try the exercise shown in the video below. It shows how to make separate carriages from one long train in the correct proportions.