Discover how vanishing points work best with a well-composed image
In Digital Artist 29, Abigail Daker shares her tips for working with perspective. Here are the basics of composing using its rules.
Before you start to draw anything, it’s a good idea to set up guide lines on the page. Then divide each side of the page into thirds and draw a grid.
By structuring the drawing around this grid, you will ensure that it is balanced and that the viewer can read it easily. Now choose a horizon line.
Set two main vanishing points across the horizon and draw a number of lines from these to indicate where objects should fall.
Before I drew anything, I played around with the perspective lines and drew a rough diagram. This made the initial sketches far easier.