How To Draw 3d Shapes Part 3


how to draw 3d shapes

This tutorial is continuing a series to show you how to draw 3d shapes. In previous tutorials, we dealt with one-point and two-point perspective. This tutorial will deal with three-point perspective. Recall that in the previous tutorials we began with a horizon line, then drew vanishing points on that horizon. In three-point perspective, we skip the horizon and begin with 3 vanishing points in space.

how to draw 3d shapes

Now we choose an point somewhere between those three points. To make it clearer, I'll change the color of this point to purple. This point is the first corner of our box. Remember that every corner of your box must be connected to all three vanishing points.

how to draw 3d shapes

Now I choose a random point along the line leading to the third vanishing point. This is the second corner of my box. I draw lines to the other 2 vanishing points.

how to draw 3d shapes

To the left and right of this first line, I draw 2 more lines, both leading all the way to the third vanishing point. Again, all corners should connect to all vanishing points.

how to draw 3d shapes

Finish connecting to the other vanishing points, and you're done! This technique is useful for bird's-eye views and worm's-eye views of tall buildings.

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