Perspective- the art of drawing solid objects on a two-dimensional surface so as to give the right impression of their height, width, depth, and position in relation to each other when viewed from a particular point.
Vanishing Point- The point at which receding parallel lines viewed in perspective appear to converge.
Horizon Line- The horizon line is used in perspective drawing and it is used to refer to the parallel line that moves across a picture. This line is imaginary which is always at eye level. The horizon line is used as a construction line which means that you need to draw a virtual horizon on order to construct a picture in perspective.
1. Decide on where your Horizon Line will be on the 18"x24" piece of drawing paper.
2. Select the place on the Horizon Line where your Vanishing Point will go.
3.Draw the letters of your name around the Vanishing Point.
4. Draw Vanishing Point lines from every corner or side of the letters in your name to the Vanishing Point.
REMEMBER- Every LINE goes in the direction of the Vanishing Point. If a Vanishing Point line crosses over the letter itself or another letter, the line stops.
5. Color each Vanishing Point section a different color or a different shade of the same color (example- Light Blue and Dark Blue). Please see One-Point Perspective Name Poster examples below.