Two-Point PerspectiveIntroductionTwo-point perspective is when objects are located at an angle to the pictureplane but with vertical edges parallel to the picture planeTwo vanishingpoints are required to project the remaining dimensions. Two-pointperspective is also called angular perspective because of the angular positionof the object in relation to the picture plane. Two-point perspective is themost commonly used type of perspective in drawing and illustration.Two-point orangularperspectiveIn two-point or angular perspective, an object is placed at an angle to thepicture plane but with one set of vertical edges parallel to the picture plane.Place the object so that the angles created by the surface of the object to thepicture plane are unequal. For convenience in drawing, the angles you selectshould equate to angles that a common 45° or 30/60/90° triangle orcombination of the two triangles can easily replicate. The vertical paralleledge (height) appears in true length and does not require vanishing points.You may make direct measurements from this parallel vertical edge. Youmust use perspective to draw the remaining profile of the object. This willrequire two vanishing points (width and depth). The station point is locatedin front of and parallel to the picture plane. The object is at an angle to thepicture plane and vanishing points are usually located to the left and right ofthe object. Visual rays projected from the station point to the vanishing pointintersect the object at piercing points to form perspective. If available, youmay use the plan and elevation of multiview drawings in the construction ofthe perspective drawings.Continued on next page

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