- You worked hard
You seem to be confused about the technicalities.
First 1PP, 2PP, 3PP: this is popping up in every introduction but should be left out IMO. It is only confusing - ignore it, don't try to interpret it. Proof: what you called 1PP and 3PP are not
that, they are both 2PP
. It is a mathematical concept, utterly useless for artists, there is no relation with the number of VP's in a real scene. If it corresponds, it is just by coincidence.
The only theoretical point that is really important here is the definition of a vanishing line (VL). In your second drawing of the chair, the blue lines are VL's, the red lines definitely not
. And from the other lines I don't understand the intention.
Perspective is not an aim in itself, it is a powerful tool, like a straightedge or a pair of compasses. The basic tool is the VL: it teaches you how to draw all sizes/positions in a coherent way. But how can a line between the VP and another single point
show you the correct position? try it: shift that point and draw a line to the VL: still "OK", wherever you draw that point
All the other "rules" of this introductory class on perspective are intuitively understood when demonstrated in a simple example, the railroad tracks. See post #365, a few pages back.
First intuitive rule "further away looks smaller
Admit that the back is further away than the front
. And line a
is a complete riddle for me.
The 4 boxes: again "further away looks smaller
" (box b
). And how can I check your understanding of perspective if you crop half a box (a
Keep up the good work