Perspective Practices, Continued
Two-point or angular perspective is the most common type of perspective
method in two-
To construct two-point perspective drawings from a plan view, use this table:
Draw the horizon line and ground line (figure 5-16. view A).
Draw the picture plane line near the top of your paper so that it is
out of the way of the perspective drawing.
Draw an arbitrary perpendicular line from the corner where the
object touches the picture plane (point 0) to locate the station
point. Place the station point at a distance not less than twice the
total width of the object from point O (figure 5-16, view
Draw the plan view of the object.
Draw a line from the station point parallel to the side of the plan
view where it intersects the picture plane (OB).
Draw a perpendicular line from 1 to the horizon line to locate the
right vanishing point (VPR).
Draw a line from the station point parallel to the side (OA) of the
plan view to where it intersects the picture plane at (2).
Draw a perpendicular line from 2 to the horizon line to locate the
left vanishing point (VPL). The angle formed by the lines drawn
from the station point to points 1 and 2 is equal to 90°.
Draw lines from the corners of the plan view (O, A. C) to the
station point (figure
Project perpendicular lines from where these lines intersect the
picture plane downward to the ground line.
the intersection of line OSP, and the ground line.
extend visual rays to both vanishing points to define the lower base
of the object.
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