Students can create the illusion of space in 1 point perspective city drawing. To begin with students establish the horizon line and ground plane, next they create 2 converging lines that represent a road going off into the distance, a large rectangle is drawn on the right side of the road. The rectangle overlaps the horizon line and is taller than the horizon line. Converging lines are drawn on the side of the building that is on the street side and stopped where the back edge of the building is determined to be. Next, lines are marked on the edge of the building to indicate the levels of windows and doors or bricks. Be sure to draw converging lines to the single vanishing point and horizontal lines on the front face of the building. The process is repeated on the far side of the street.
Beginning level illusions in space. Students practice diminished size and detail to show space as they draw buildings by adding geometric shapes. Suggested steps include drawing a horizon line, drawing large, medium and small rectangles higher up on the page, adding geometric shapes to construct buildings, adding texture and things surrounding the buildings. Students can apply this knowledge in future practice where 1 point on the horizon line leads them to 1 point perspective study.