Exercises in drawing basic perspective
Drawing is actually quite simple; just sketch the shapes and masses you see. Sketch loosely and freely—if you discover something wrong with the shapes, you can refer to the rules of perspective below to make corrections. Your drawings don’t need to be tight and precise as far as geometric perspective goes, but they should be within the boundaries of these rules for a realistic portrayal of the subject.
Practice is the only way to improve your drawing skills and to polish your hand-eye relationships. It’s a good idea to sketch everything you see and keep all your drawings in a sketchbook so you can track the improvement. Following are a few exercises to introduce the basic elements of drawing in perspective. Begin with the one-point exercise on the next page.