## Vpvp

Figure 5.26 To construct a box in one-point perspective, draw a horizon line (HL) and place a vanishing point (VP) somewhere on this line; draw a square somewhere beneath the horizonâ€”this will be the front of your box; draw four lines, one from each corner of the square that must pass through the vanishing point; and lastly, draw in the back vertical and horizontal to complete the box.

Figure 5.26 To construct a box in one-point perspective, draw a horizon line (HL) and place a vanishing point (VP) somewhere on this line; draw a square somewhere beneath the horizonâ€”this will be the front of your box; draw four lines, one from each corner of the square that must pass through the vanishing point; and lastly, draw in the back vertical and horizontal to complete the box.

Figure 5.28 In two-point perspective you can make the object look big or small by altering the proximity of the vanishing points. In the image on the left the vanishing points are close to the building; the image on the right shows the vanishing points far away from the building.

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Figure 5.30A,B Two examples of a three-point perspective, one with the vanishing point above the horizon and the other with it below (source: Kevin Hulsey).

Figure 5.30A,B Two examples of a three-point perspective, one with the vanishing point above the horizon and the other with it below (source: Kevin Hulsey).