Drawing A City Street In 1-point Perspective
Draw a horizon line and a vanishing point
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Add diagonal lines that converge at the vanishing point
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Add 2 more diagonal lines
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Add 2 diagonal lines above the horizon line
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Add 2 vertical lines close to the vanishing point that touch the diagonal lines
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Add 2 more vertical lines further away from the vanishing point
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Add 2 more vertical lines
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Add 2 more vertical lines next to the edge of the page
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Add horizontal lines like you see above
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Erase the horizon line and the 2 diagonals that are not needed any longer
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Add more horizontal lines to establish your buildings’ edges
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Erase the diagonal lines that are no longer needed for the buildings in the foreground
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Add horizontal lines close to the vanishing point that will be your sidewalk lines
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Add 2 more sidewalk lines further away from the vanishing point
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Add 2 more horizontal lines for the sidewalk closest to the foreground
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Erase the diagonal lines that you no longer need between the sidewalks
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Erase the diagonal lines at the bottom of your page to create your street
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Erase your vanishing point and add a horizon line where it was
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Add a vertical line to the top of your building on the right
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Draw a diagonal line that goes to the vansishing point and another vertical line that connects it
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Draw a horizontal line that will mark the top of your building
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Draw another vertical line to the top of the building on the left
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Draw the top horizontal line to the building on the left
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Add the front part of the building using a diagonal line a vertical line
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Add 2 more stories to your buildings by repeating the same steps
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Add your diagonal lines that converge to your vanishing point
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Draw the vertical lines that connect to the diagonal lines
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Add your horizontal lines to complete the tops of the buildings
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Add 2 vertical lines to the buildings closest to the foreground
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Erase the horizontal lines that are no longer needed
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Add 2 parallel vertical lines to establish the edges of your building
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Use your ruler to draw diagonal lines that converge to the vanishing point to create your windows
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Begin drawing the top and bottom sides of your windows
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Make sure your ruler is on your vanishing point when drawing your diagonal window lines
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Keep adding the diagonal lines until you are done
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See how the diagonal lines converge to the vanishing point?
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Add the same diagonal lines to the building on the right
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Add more diagonal lines to the 2nd story of your buildings
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And add the diagonal lines to the building in the distance
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Start adding the vertical lines that are the sides to your windows
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Add more vertical lines until your windows are complete
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Erase the diagonal lines that are no longer needed
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Once you have finished one side of windows- move onto the next side
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Do the same thing to the building on the right
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Continue until you have finished your windows
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Erase the lines that are no longer needed
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Add the windows to the 2nd story now
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Erase the lines no longer needed
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Add the horizontal lines to create windows on that side of the buildings
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Now add your vertical lines to create the sides of the windows
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Erase the lines no longer needed
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Add horizontal window lines to the buildings in the foreground
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Now add the vertical sides to those windows
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Erase what is no longer needed
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Add small vertical lines at the corners of your sidewalk
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Connect the edge of the sidewalk curb with a converging diagonal line
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Add the horizontal edge to your sidewalk curb
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Draw 2 converging diagonal lines in the middle of the street
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Add horizontal lines to create the street divider
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Erase every other one
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Draw diagonal lines that connect your sidewalks
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Draw horizontal lines to create the cross walks
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Erase every other one
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Start darkening your street but keep the white lines in the street!
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Keep shading in your street
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Use a tissue or paper towel to blend with
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Using the tissue- blend one side of your buildings
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Add shadow to your windows
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Add window lines to the buildings closest to the foreground
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Make sure your ruler lines converge to the vanishing point
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Add your vertical lines to the windows
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Shade in the building side
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Add shadows on the street and sidewalk
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Now add 3-D looking windows
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Keep adding more shadows
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And add more shadows in the windows
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Add more detail to the windows closest to the foreground
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Congratulations now you are done! Unless you want to add stop signs, cars and people!
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