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.
These two young collectors just bought one of my paintings. Both are ex students of mine and wanted a piece for their apartment. I am so glad "Yellow Triangles" found its way to such a great couple!
Author: Bruce Black
Welcome to Life Reimagined! I am a professional artist and long time art teacher, Over twenty-two years teaching and still going! I have painted all my life and love to inspire others to reach their creative potential. I hope this blog brings you inspiration!