Perspective With Three Visible Sides

Get some perspective with Just for Fun: Perspective! Here’s how to draw an object with 3 visible signs.

Broadway sign 1, Just for Fun: Perspective

When you move the cube off its center, a third side appears.

If one of the edges remains aligned with the center vertical line, the two sides facing you will have the same size. All three sides are affected by perspective and are bordered with converging lines.

If the cube edge isn’t centered, all three sides will present differently sized surfaces, the biggest being the one facing you.

3 sided 1, Just for Fun: Perspective

3 sided 2, Just for Fun: Perspective

3 sided 3, Just for Fun: Perspective

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This principle is also valid if the cube moves above the horizon line.

3 sided 5, Just for Fun: Perspective

Then draw a line above the side of the box where the lid is attached, parallel to the vanishing point on the same side. The slope of the lid creates a new vanishing point that is shifted farther down the vertical line. From this new point, draw lines to create the lid.

3 sided 6, Just for Fun: Perspective

To draw a box with a lid, for instance, start by drawing its bottom, as with the off-center cube. Only this time, also draw the visible part of its interior. The converging lines remain the same.

3 sided 7, Just for Fun: Perspective

In the same way, you can draw a chair and show its seat depth.

3 sided 8, Just for Fun: Perspective

These books are all orientated differently and have their own converging lines.

books 1, Just for Fun: Perspective

books 2, Just for Fun: Perspective

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Just For Fun- PerspectiveJust for Fun: Perspective takes a complicated topic and makes it easy and fun for aspiring artists and art enthusiasts! Even if you’ve never picked up a pencil or paintbrush, you can follow the simple, step-by-step instructions, and create realistic, proportionate artwork using perspective.

Featured subjects start with basic lines and shapes, then slowly progress with each new step to fully rendered artwork. Just for Fun: Perspective saves the technical aspects of drawing and painting for more advanced students and prefers to touch upon the key concepts and fundamentals of perspective.

Learn about the differences between one-, two-, and three-point perspective; vanishing points; and methods for measuring and dividing areas of a subject or scene proportionately. Use basic lessons on depth and distance to add color and create your own drawings and paintings with step-by-step instructions for shapes, architecture, portraits, animals, street scenes, and more.

With approachable and contemporary drawings and paintings as well as lots of tips, instructions, and inspiration, Just for Fun: Perspective will have even the most artistically challenged individuals mastering perspective in no time.