Types of Perspective

Types of Perspective

There are three basic types of perspective: one-point, two-point, and three-point. Each type has its particular vanishing point or points.

In one-point perspective, most of an object’s edges are parallel to the picture plane. The horizontal edges that are at a right angle to the picture plane recede to a single vanishing point, usually near the centre of the drawing.

In two-point perspective, many of the object’s horizontal parallel edges aren’t parallel to the picture plane, and they converge toward two VPs on the eye-level line.

In one- and two-point perspective, the parallel vertical edges remain unchanged and, in most situations, can be drawn without converging. 

The exception to this is when the object is positioned at a great distance above or below eye level. This type of view constitutes a three-point perspective.

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