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Assignment 9: One-Point Perspective


Definition
one-point perspective
noun
A devised drafting technique using straight lines that converge to a single vanishing point on the horizon line. This gives the illusion of three dimensional space on a two dimensional surface.


Definition
horizon line
noun
The most distant line marking the juncture of earth and sky.

It is used to show the viewer's eye level.


Definition
vanishing point
noun
In linear perspective, the point on the horizon line at which lines or edges that are parallel appear to converge.

It is used to help draw edges of an object which recede from the viewer.


Definition
orthogonal line
In linear perspective, a straight line which connects the edge of an object to the vanishing point.

It defines the edges of objects as they recede from the viewer.

Graphic Design Principles of 
			  Visual Design

Space: One-Point Perspective

Complete the worksheet below on creating boxes in one-point perspective.

one-point perspective worksheet


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