Three point perspective drawing can be a difficult skill to master, but students can learn to use it with clear instruction. One of the easiest ways to teach this technique is with a step-by-step drawing tutorial. This PowerPoint presentation demonstrates how to draw from the bird’s eye view and the worm’s eye view with clear follow-along drawing instructions. Three point perspective is wonderful for drawing dynamic scenes from very low and very high viewpoints. To create a drawing using linear perspective, students only need paper, a pencil, and a ruler or straight edge.
This PowerPoint presentation includes 184 slides that can be used to teach students how to draw utilizing three point perspective. There are 93 slides to teach how to draw using the worm’s eye view, and there are 91 slides for the bird’s eye view. The first part of each 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 presentation includes instructional slides that demonstrate how to draw two city scenes (one bird’s eye view and one worm’s). The directions begin with a horizon line, 3 vanishing points, and the entire scenes are demonstrated one line at a time.
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’s a lot easier teach with a PowerPoint than draw on the board.
If you would prefer this lesson as a printable booklet, check out 3 Point Perspective How to Draw Boxes and Scenes
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