How to Find Vanishing Point in One Point Perspective Drawing

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This post is part of Tutorial Tuesday, a series hosted by “The Admission Insider” and PortPrep owner Karen Kesteloot. Tutorial Tuesday aims to help students improve the artworks in their college art portfolio by teaching various hand drawing techniques.

How to Find Vanishing Point in One Point Perspective Drawing

Determining the location of the vanishing point is important is perspective drawing. This will allow you to draw a proportioned and well-balanced perspective with ease. We at the PortPrep Blog have detailed  before the different tips and advice on how to draw one point perspectives here and here.

This time, however, we featured another video from Karen about how to find vanishing point. She is teaching one of her students at the University of Guelph how to do perspective drawing by taking a photograph and using a measuring ruler and tracing paper to find the vanishing point. Listen closely as Karen delivers really good techniques on how to improve your drawings as well.

Key takeaways

  • Trace over converging lines you can find to determine location of vanishing point.
  • Once the point is found, draw a horizontal line over it which is serve as your horizon.
  • In concept sketching, you can’t be “absolutely perfect” with your measurements of finding the vanishing point and the horizon. Measuring accurately, however, should be good enough in your drawing
  • Using the vanishing point draw more horizontal lines to create grids on the paving squares in the foregorund for scaling purposes
  • Find a scale to accurately measure the grids you made on your perspective drawing

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