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Drawing in five-point perspective is truly fun, and you can create amazing drawings with little effort. There are only a few simple rules to learn, and you will be off and running. To make things easier, it helps if you are familiar with basic one-point perspective, but not it is not completely necessary. See the slideshow on one-point perspective drawing at the bottom of this article for help.
The idea of five-point perspective is that you are drawing a scene that is contained within a globe shape. The light of the globe is altering your normal perception of the scene and creating a fish-eye view. You can draw interiors or exterior views with this system, however, this article will focus on how to draw a city in five-point perspective.
This is an art project that I do with my eleventh-grade students, and they always come out great. However, it could be done by students as young as middle school all the way up to adults wanting to learn some fun new drawing skills. Once you have learned how to draw in five-point perspective, you will be addicted. You really can create amazing drawings that blow people away. Just don’t let anyone know how easy it actually is.
I hope you are enjoying drawing in five-point perspective. Below you will find several examples of student artwork. These students followed the same three rules of perspective to complete their five-point cityscapes. Each student added their own personality and creativity to the project. It is always surprising to see the many ways students apply the ideas of this lesson to their artwork. You can too! You are only limited by your imagination.
Resources for further research on drawing in perspectie.
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