1. Draw a horizontal line and label it “eye level” or “horizon line.” Draw a box below this line.
2. Now draw a light guideline from the top right corner to a spot on the horizon line. Place a dot there and label it VP (vanishing point). All side lines will go to the same VP.
3. Next, draw a line from the other corner as shown; then draw a horizontal line to establish the back of the box.
4. Finally darken all lines as shown, and you will have drawn a perfect box in one-point perspective. This box may become a book, a chest, a building, etc.
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