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How to Draw an Ocean Liner – A lesson in perspective

While making my videos I realised that I have developed a natural sense of perspective over the years and have come to take it for granted, yet many people don’t quite get how it works and if you are young and never been shown, then you won’t know about it anyway.
I was shown a trick in perspective drawing when I was about seven years old, that I’ve never forgotten. My God father, who was an architect and always drawing, showed me how to draw an ocean liner coming towards you, like they do on those wonderful poster from the twenties and thirties.
I’ve used the same kind of image here but, with the wonders of printing stuff out from the internet have brought the lesson up to date a bit. The basic lesson about perspective is still the same. Straight lines continue to a vanishing point on the horizon.