Film 6

Multiple Vanishing Points by Pam Locker

Whilst we often make the mistake of talking in terms of single or two point perspective, the reality is that all views are FULL of many vanishing points. This film demonstrates how to deal with multiple vanishing points so that your visuals look more realistic. To grasp how this works it is very important to have a good understanding of the basic principles of perspective and how they work and a handout accompanies this film for download.

Equipment and Materials:

  • Drawing board or table
  • Parallel motion or T-square
  • Scaled plan and section/elevations of the space you wish to draw
  • Grid plan and section/elevations to the same scale as you plan to draw your perspective grid
  • Tracing paper, Layout or cartridge
  • 0.5 Self propelling pencil (black and blue lead – blue will not show up on photocopies
  • Scale rule
  • Set square
  • Long ruler
  • Masking tape
  • Rubber

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