When art students understand how to use perspective, they will be able to recreate the world around them accurately on paper. Two point perspective is extremely useful for drawing exterior scenes. To create a drawing using linear perspective, students only need paper, a pencil, and a ruler or straight edge.
This PowerPoint presentation includes 88 slides that can be used to teach students how to draw utilizing two point perspective. The first part of the tutorial demonstrates how to draw 3-D boxes above the horizon line, on the horizon line, and below the horizon line. The longest part of the tutorial includes 50 instructional slides to demonstrate how to draw a city scene. The directions begin with a horizon line, 2 vanishing points, and an entire scene is demonstrated using orthogonal and transversal lines.
After students practice using perspective by following along with these drawing tutorials, they should be able to create their own original illustrations. This presentation would be great to use as part of a drawing lesson on perspective, city-planning, or architecture. This PowerPoint will certainly save a busy art teacher planning time, and it could be left with a substitute for a meaningful lesson that’s easy to teach.
If you would prefer this lesson as a printable booklet, check out 2 Point Perspective How to Draw Boxes and a City
There’s also a 1 Point Perspective How to Draw Boxes and a Room PowerPoint
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