An understanding of perspective drawing is important no matter what subject you choose. It's easier than you think. Just start at the beginning, follow the examples, then progress to the next lesson when you are comfortable. Don't be afraid to experiment with perspective drawing. Your eyes will tell you when something looks right or wrong. Have fun!
To really have fun with perspective drawing, you need two vanishing points. Now you can draw cool 3D effects! It's a little more complex than one point perspective, because you have to make sure that you draw your vanishing lines to the right vanishing point. But once you get the idea, it's a breeze - you barely have to give it a second thought.
It's a very simple process, using diagonals to locate the center of a square or rectangle in perspective. From there, you can use this point to divide the shape into half or four, or use the center points to place the vertex of a roofline or column. Works in one or two point perspective.
Use your knowledge of perspective drawing to create a complex surface. Combine the basic methods of linear perspective and dividing planes to draw a detailed brick wall with accurate perspective.
All of the perspective we've done so far has been Linear Perspective. However another form of perspective drawing - Atmospheric or Aerial perspective - is an important addition to your drawing skills 'toolbox'. Atmospheric perspective is most fully used by landscape artists, but the principles involved are also useful in portraiture and still life.