one point perspective             one point perspective

Fifth grade art students really get into one-point perspective drawing.  Starting with only paper, pencil, ruler and eraser each student draws a horizontal line across their paper.  Next they place a dot in the middle on the horizontal line.  The dot represents the vanishing point.  A vanishing point is where receding parallel lines meet.  The fronts of the buildings are drawn as rectangles with the lines that make up the side of each building lined up with the vanishing point.  The windows are parallel with the sides of the building.  The front windows of the building will most likely be rectangle or square shaped. The trick is when creating the windows on the side of each building the lines of the windows must be lined up leading to the vanishing point. After mastering these skills then have fun with the details and colors to create your own unique street scene.икони