Hi, Tom here with this week’s Circle Line Art School video, in this video I’ll show
you one way to draw buildings using one
point perspective, the first step in
perspective is to draw a horizontal line
and for one point perspective we need to
draw a mark or a cross on that horizon,
all vertical lines will stay vertical,
but the sides of the buildings that go
away from us, if they are parallel,
will all meet at this one vanishing
point on the right,
so we can draw a series of rectangles
for the front of the buildings
and then the sides of all of these
buildings, because they’re all in
parallel, the sides of all of these
buildings will go to our vanishing point,
for this drawing we need three
rectangles in a row, if we draw a
vertical line between the diagonal lines
that go to the vanishing point we can
choose where the edge of each of the
buildings are,
to find the shape of a pitched roof we
just need to draw a middle line above
one of the sides of the buildings and
then we can use this middle line to make
a triangle, the top part of this roof
that we’re drawing will be parallel to
the front of the building, as we are
looking straight on at it, we’re not
looking sideways,
we’re just looking straight at it, now we
can match the angle of the first
triangle here,
but then, because his building is on the
left, is higher, we need to find the right
side of the building first and to do
that just draw a line from the corner,
top corner, of the building all the way
to the vanishing point, then for the
top-left bit of the roof, that will be a
diagonal and it will sort of be in line
with a triangle that we can draw at the
front of the building on the left, if we
draw a large triangle at the top of the
rectangle on the left we can again find
the diagonal line to this shape by
drawing a line from the top of the
triangle to our vanishing point and this
will find the angle of the roof in one
point perspective, as it goes away from
us, now if we find the side of this
building using the vanishing point at
the base, we can now draw an archway in
this wall in the foreground at the front
of the drawing
and then just darken the lines of the
building that we can see through the
archway, we can draw another line on the left of
the arch because we can see the
thickness of arches and the thickness of
windows on the left hand side of all of
the windows and doors in this drawing,
now behind this building we can draw
another building,
I think I’ll make this into a tower,
again finding the side
of the tower by using our vanishing point,
at this stage it would help to
raise the horizon line a bit now, as we
no longer need the horizon line, the
horizontal line, as it goes through the
buildings, we no longer need that bit, so
just to raise that and then we can join
up the lines that we’ve had two erase,
as they cross the horizon line and we
can make all of our lines a bit darker too,
we could add a door of some steps in front of it,
now again, the sides of the steps the
parts of the steps to go towards the
right, those lines will all follow
diagonal paths to our vanishing point,
so we’re going to use the vanishing
point for all of the sides of all of the
shapes that go to the right,
so we can use the vanishing point to
find the inside corners the thickness of
each of our windows,
we could add a pyramid shape to the top
of the tower,
just with some triangles, and then above
the wall of the courtyard, the front wall,
we could draw another building, just
slightly higher,
with a pitched roof,
we could add a chimney to this roof too,
for the top of the tower we could add a
flag, to get a flag so it looks like it
has a little fold in it just draw an “S”
shape at the bottom and then copy the “S”
shape at the top line of the flag as
well,
we could sketch in a road,
and some pavement areas and maybe some
blocks of trees and bushes, we don’t need
any details, just a sketch,
and then we could add a line of clouds,
which sort of goes behind some of the
buildings, so if something goes behind
the buildings, that will make the
buildings seem like they’re coming
forward, because the clouds will be
behind them, rather than just the clouds
being above them, once the line drawing
is as you’d wish it to be, we could add
some tonal values, some shading, I’ll
start by adding a soft tonal value to
the top area above the line of clouds, so
the sky is going to be slightly darker
in tone than the clouds, once we’ve got
this and made it nice and soft with a
soft tone, we could find an even paler
tone to shade in the left-hand side of
the clouds, so that would mean that the
light is coming from the right, because
the clouds are going to have shadows on the left,
next, we can just block in the
darker tonal values that we need in this
drawing, so some of the bushes, we could
just choose one or two different tonal
values for the bushes and trees and then
inside the windows, I think I will make
those dark tone, and the sides of the
building, all of the sides that we’re
looking straight on to, the left-hand
sides of the building, we could make
those a mid-tone as well,
and then once we’ve done that we could
add some indications of some details,
I don’t think you need too many details
and definitely details are best to put
in towards the end of the drawing,
you get the big shapes in first, sort of
planning it out, and then add a few
details, that’s a good way of doing it,
thank you very much for watching this
video, it’s episode 287 of my how to draw
video that I make for my Circle Line Art School,
I post a new video every Saturday,
please visit my website:
www.CircleLineArtSchool.com
to learn more about drawing
and to learn how you can join
Circle line Art School,
thank you for watching and
see you next time!

How to Draw Buildings in 1-Point Perspective: Narrated

100 thoughts on “How to Draw Buildings in 1-Point Perspective: Narrated

  • January 3, 2019 at 2:05 pm
    Permalink

    this is an inspiration, can't wait to get started

    Reply
  • January 3, 2019 at 5:43 pm
    Permalink

    Cool

    Reply
  • January 4, 2019 at 12:42 am
    Permalink

    Merci. C est une aide précieuse.

    Reply
  • January 4, 2019 at 3:48 am
    Permalink

    Amazing!

    Reply
  • January 4, 2019 at 1:12 pm
    Permalink

    Amazing, i love pencil drawing

    Reply
  • January 4, 2019 at 4:20 pm
    Permalink

    wonderful !!

    Reply
  • January 4, 2019 at 11:30 pm
    Permalink

    Shear Brilliance

    Reply
  • January 5, 2019 at 1:15 am
    Permalink

    thank you.

    Reply
  • January 5, 2019 at 2:13 am
    Permalink

    Bravo from Algiers.

    Reply
  • January 5, 2019 at 3:14 am
    Permalink

    so cool a million thanks

    Reply
  • January 5, 2019 at 6:50 am
    Permalink

    Explicação precisa, excelente lição, obrigada.

    Reply
  • January 5, 2019 at 8:09 am
    Permalink

    Maravilhoso

    Reply
  • January 5, 2019 at 10:35 am
    Permalink

    masz talent ))))

    Reply
  • January 5, 2019 at 11:06 am
    Permalink

    Thank you!

    Reply
  • January 5, 2019 at 5:29 pm
    Permalink

    Nice

    Reply
  • January 5, 2019 at 9:22 pm
    Permalink

    That was excellent!! I am on older man, but have always harboured a bit of natural drawing ability. This video has inspired me to get back at it. Very well done and thank you.

    Reply
  • January 5, 2019 at 10:15 pm
    Permalink

    You are master)

    Reply
  • January 6, 2019 at 12:42 am
    Permalink

    Perfekt Meister.

    Reply
  • January 6, 2019 at 1:05 am
    Permalink

    i always messed up the perspective … now that i watched your video, makes a lot easier to understand … thanks for your knowledge, tom!

    Reply
  • January 6, 2019 at 1:42 am
    Permalink

    I've had a box of drawing pencils in the draw for years. I will definitely get them out now and start using them. Thank you.

    Reply
  • January 6, 2019 at 5:18 pm
    Permalink

    This certainly brings me back to 1982 TD technical drawing. Big like

    Reply
  • January 7, 2019 at 1:13 am
    Permalink

    Thank you sooooooo very much

    Reply
  • January 7, 2019 at 9:28 am
    Permalink

    👍👍👍

    Reply
  • January 7, 2019 at 11:50 am
    Permalink

    bravo

    Reply
  • January 7, 2019 at 2:19 pm
    Permalink

    Very nice details easy to follow thank you for sharing x

    Reply
  • January 7, 2019 at 9:29 pm
    Permalink

    VERY informative, useful. It's fun to learn new things.

    Reply
  • January 8, 2019 at 5:53 am
    Permalink

    God bless your steady hand!

    Reply
  • January 9, 2019 at 12:24 am
    Permalink

    Nice…

    Reply
  • January 9, 2019 at 1:52 am
    Permalink

    A very wow factor…………fantastic tutorial

    Reply
  • January 9, 2019 at 3:25 am
    Permalink

    Excellent. Well done.

    Reply
  • January 9, 2019 at 3:26 am
    Permalink

    Thankyou, this has been great for me

    Reply
  • January 9, 2019 at 3:59 am
    Permalink

    Perfecto!

    Reply
  • January 9, 2019 at 11:50 am
    Permalink

    Fascinating.

    Reply
  • January 9, 2019 at 9:48 pm
    Permalink

    Absolutely fascinating! I learnt heaps!

    Reply
  • January 10, 2019 at 12:55 pm
    Permalink

    Excellent work. Many thanks for taking the time to create and post this video.

    Reply
  • January 10, 2019 at 6:43 pm
    Permalink

    This is fantastic! Thank you!

    Reply
  • January 10, 2019 at 11:08 pm
    Permalink

    Thank you for sharing 👍

    Reply
  • January 10, 2019 at 11:11 pm
    Permalink

    Beautiful

    Reply
  • January 11, 2019 at 1:59 am
    Permalink

    A

    Reply
  • January 11, 2019 at 5:15 am
    Permalink

    great! you explain so well that it became clear and simple …thank you !

    Reply
  • January 11, 2019 at 8:11 am
    Permalink

    nice and easy 😉 well done

    Reply
  • January 11, 2019 at 11:48 am
    Permalink

    Wow aMAAAAAAAzing….

    Reply
  • January 12, 2019 at 1:14 am
    Permalink

    Absolutely love it ❤

    Reply
  • January 12, 2019 at 1:23 am
    Permalink

    Very good…!

    Reply
  • January 12, 2019 at 1:27 am
    Permalink

    Superb

    Reply
  • January 12, 2019 at 10:49 am
    Permalink

    fab I love it.

    Reply
  • January 12, 2019 at 11:51 pm
    Permalink

    wow!

    Reply
  • January 14, 2019 at 4:48 am
    Permalink

    loved it.❤

    Reply
  • January 14, 2019 at 7:45 am
    Permalink

    Wonderful, thank you. Excellent pace, clarity of teaching and of course…..lovely drawing skills!
    A joy to watch.

    Reply
  • January 15, 2019 at 8:56 pm
    Permalink

    beautiful, I was no one in drawing, and thanks to you I start to mish the art

    Reply
  • January 16, 2019 at 7:21 am
    Permalink

    That's great!

    Reply
  • January 16, 2019 at 5:04 pm
    Permalink

    wow thank you easy to follow

    Reply
  • January 17, 2019 at 7:35 am
    Permalink

    Very nice sir….

    Reply
  • January 17, 2019 at 7:26 pm
    Permalink

    Great job. I want to build house like that

    Reply
  • January 19, 2019 at 6:48 am
    Permalink

    Very nice mate! Wonderful and thanks for sharing your knowledge!

    Reply
  • January 19, 2019 at 11:07 am
    Permalink

    Very well explained ! A nice voice, no vocal fry, educated English… Useful ideas and insights.

    Reply
  • January 19, 2019 at 11:36 am
    Permalink

    I like it

    Reply
  • January 19, 2019 at 3:31 pm
    Permalink

    Thanks so much for this, learning a great deal from your videos.

    Reply
  • January 24, 2019 at 12:53 pm
    Permalink

    Thank you. I love your technique

    Reply
  • January 24, 2019 at 6:16 pm
    Permalink

    Impressive

    Reply
  • January 27, 2019 at 4:06 pm
    Permalink

    thank u for tutorials

    Reply
  • January 30, 2019 at 3:44 pm
    Permalink

    Its best

    Reply
  • February 1, 2019 at 10:25 pm
    Permalink

    Beautiful

    Reply
  • February 2, 2019 at 8:26 am
    Permalink

    I lover your lectures. You are one of the best drawing teachers here at YouTube. You also have such a kind voice. Pls keep on making more of these videos. 👍😊👌

    Reply
  • February 3, 2019 at 12:43 pm
    Permalink

    영어듣기평가.

    Reply
  • February 8, 2019 at 7:14 pm
    Permalink

    Amazing! What pencil do you use ?

    Reply
  • February 10, 2019 at 2:20 am
    Permalink

    Thanks

    Reply
  • February 21, 2019 at 12:21 am
    Permalink

    Thank you, what a brilliant video. You explained each stage very well and I have produced a lovely piece of artwork. I will be watching and drawing more of your work.

    Reply
  • February 21, 2019 at 4:26 pm
    Permalink

    Amazing from morocco 😍😍😍

    Reply
  • February 26, 2019 at 12:43 am
    Permalink

    Your videos are amazing! Congrats from Brazil.

    Reply
  • March 15, 2019 at 7:32 pm
    Permalink

    I’d recommend this for beginner architects

    Reply
  • March 20, 2019 at 11:00 pm
    Permalink

    This is very helpful,to me ,thank you for sharing your beautiful drawing,I love it

    Reply
  • March 22, 2019 at 10:53 pm
    Permalink

    How nice

    Reply
  • March 29, 2019 at 2:40 pm
    Permalink

    Amazing rendering and explanation. Thank you.

    Reply
  • April 9, 2019 at 8:02 am
    Permalink

    Amazing

    Reply
  • April 24, 2019 at 2:19 am
    Permalink

    WOW! Just WOW! Thanks

    Reply
  • May 13, 2019 at 7:26 pm
    Permalink

    Congratulations !!!! Very good!!!!

    Reply
  • May 16, 2019 at 11:13 am
    Permalink

    you inspire me everytime i watch your videos

    Reply
  • June 3, 2019 at 2:14 pm
    Permalink

    Wow 😯 👌

    Reply
  • June 5, 2019 at 3:32 pm
    Permalink

    Very very good !

    Reply
  • June 8, 2019 at 9:44 pm
    Permalink

    Cool drawings

    Reply
  • June 9, 2019 at 1:27 pm
    Permalink

    amazing!!!!!

    Reply
  • June 11, 2019 at 4:02 pm
    Permalink

    Wonderfull and amazing

    Reply
  • June 21, 2019 at 1:06 pm
    Permalink

    Excellent!

    Reply
  • June 29, 2019 at 11:48 am
    Permalink

    Amazing video & drawing

    Reply
  • June 29, 2019 at 4:59 pm
    Permalink

    great art

    Reply
  • June 30, 2019 at 6:30 pm
    Permalink

    Thanks a lot for teaching the amazing art of drawing.

    Reply
  • July 16, 2019 at 2:08 am
    Permalink

    perfect!!!!!!!!!!

    Reply
  • July 16, 2019 at 2:54 pm
    Permalink

    Excelente dibujos.. saludos desde Perú 🇵🇪

    Reply
  • July 23, 2019 at 8:38 pm
    Permalink

    I DID IT! Thank You 🙂

    Reply
  • August 1, 2019 at 2:16 pm
    Permalink

    Outstanding work brooo

    Reply
  • September 11, 2019 at 2:11 am
    Permalink

    this is a great drawing and I love it

    Reply
  • September 11, 2019 at 2:11 am
    Permalink

    good video

    Reply
  • September 14, 2019 at 3:18 am
    Permalink

    I just got done drawing this. Thank you for the tutorial 🥰

    Reply
  • September 29, 2019 at 3:10 am
    Permalink

    Thank you, Amazing job!

    Reply
  • September 29, 2019 at 11:18 am
    Permalink

    Fantastic tutorial!
    You have a wonderfully relaxing voice.

    Reply
  • September 29, 2019 at 7:43 pm
    Permalink

    wow esey

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *