One Point Perspective-Vasserly

In this lesson you will learn how to render value using colored pencils and learn one point perspective.

arrow
  • 1

    Draw a ten inch by ten inch square centered on your paper.

    Use 12x12 inch paper. Measure one inch from all sides and draw a box lightly with pencil. Use your ruler to make it nice and neat. Then use a sharpie or other black marker to outline your box.

  • 2

    Draw three two inch circles on paper.

    Using a compass draw three two inch circles on your paper. They can be placed anywhere you like.

  • 3

    Place a dot on your paper.

    Lightly place a point on the paper by putting a dot any where you like. This point doesn't have to be in the center.

  • 2

    Draw three two inch circles on paper.

    Using a compass draw three two inch circles on your paper. They can be placed anywhere you like.

  • 3

    Place a dot on your paper.

    Lightly place a point on the paper by putting a dot any where you like. This point doesn't have to be in the center.

  • 6

    Color and Create Value

    Using colored pencil begin coloring one of the shapes by starting at the vanishing point working towards the outside edge of the paper and alternating between black and your choice of color in each shape created by the perpendicular lines. Then use shading to create the illusion of roundness on the concave and convex spaces.

  • 7

    Shade and Color Circles

    Using either and analagous or complimentary color create spheres from the circles that you drew by adding value to create dimension. Decide where your light source will be and be consistent throughout.

Original Lesson Plan adopted from Merrill Mosers submission to http://www.artsonia.com/teachers/lessonplans/