One Point Perspective Art Projects

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One Point Perspective Art Projects
One point perspective drawings lead the eye to one central point on a horizon line. (hand drawing image by Christopher Hall from

One point perspective art leads a viewer's eye to one central point on a horizon line. Art schools and basic art courses teach one point perspective to teach dimension, perspective, proportion and line. One point perspective art projects can come as paintings, pencil drawings, graphite sketches and photographs.

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City Block

Drawing or painting a city block uses a vanishing point, a dot on a horizon line to which all lines and shapes are oriented. You can look at a photograph to sketch or paint, or use charcoal to draw the city street, or sit on a street bench to draw the block from life. For the sides of buildings, each one should point to the imagined vanishing point. Trees, cars, street-signs and benches should all follow the same rule. When you have finished the perceptive drawing, you can add details or fill in a black and white charcoal painting with colours.

Interior Space

Design a living room, bedroom or hall using one point perspective. Use oils, acrylics or watercolours to create the space. For the project, use an artist's rendering of a room, such as Van Gogh's painting "Vincent's Bedroom in Arles," and recreate it using one point perspective. The established painting can serve as an idea springboard, or a model throughout the project. For example, you can add features to the room not existent in the painting using one point perspective.

Photograph Manipulation

Take a photograph of a road, a portrait or landscape and manipulate it digitally into a one point perspective. Pull all the parts of the photograph, in a computer program, to a central point, which you fix on a horizon line. If you are working with a portrait, the results will look strange and abstract. For a landscape photograph, transforming the image to one-point perspective will erase the depth, and add lines.

Geometric Sketches

Create a design project that links one point geometric shapes into a kaleidoscope-like image. Draw a series of one point perspective boxes, triangles, stars, rectangles and other polygons. Link the shapes together by drawing a horizontal line across the page and choosing a point -- either in the centre or more toward the left or right -- in which you will orient all the objects. Once you have completed a shape full of geometric shapes, you can cut out the whole image, as a poster.

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