# How to Create a Tower in 3 Point Perspective

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Supplies: always use a ruler and you lightest drawing pencil.

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Draw your horizon line a couple of inches from the top or bottom of the paper with 2 vanishing points at each end. Draw your 3rd vanishing point at the opposite end of the page.

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Line your ruler up with the 3rd vanishing point to draw the center line for your box.

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Draw the center line however big you want your box to be. It is above the horizon line so you will see the bottom of the box.

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Connect the top and bottom of your line to both vanishing points.

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To make the sides of your box, line your ruler up with the 3rd vanishing point and draw a line on both sides of your original line. This is where you decide how wide your box is.

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This is what it should look like.

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You make the bottom the same way you do in 2 point. You connect the lines you just drew with the opposite vanishing points.

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Every box you draw starts with a line connected to the 3rd vanishing. Since this will be below the vanishing, you will see the top of the box.

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Repeat the same process.

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When you draw the sides, make sure you are lining you ruler up with the 3rd vanishing point.

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To make your boxes look stacked, line your ruler up with the vanishing points but do not draw threw the previous box. All the extra lines will get confusing.

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When you are stacking boxes DO NOT draw through other boxes.

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To add openings, Line up the sides of your opening withe the 3rd vanishing point.

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Create the top by lining it up with the vanishing point on the same side as the box. ( if the opening is on the right side of the box, line your ruler up with the vanishing point on the right).

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To make it look open, connect the corner to the opposite vanishing point.

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Create several different types of openings using the same process.

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To make an opening on top of a box, draw lines to both vanishing points on your horizon line.

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Draw a line down to the 3rd vanishing points from the back corner of your opening.

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I turned my paper upside down to see what it looks like from worms eye view and decided to finish it that way.

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It needed another building!

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Time to begin coloring. Choose your color scheme- I used a split complementary scheme with green, red-violet, and red-orange. I am starting with a green box so I pulled out analogous colors.

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Choose your light source. It should be the same for the entire composition.

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I added yellow to make it lighter then went back over it with green. On the next side, I did the same thing except to make it darker I used blue.

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I used red (green's complement) to make the next section darker. Each side should look like a different value of green.

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I continued the same process for my red-violet box. Use lighter analogous colors to lighten it and darker analogous colors and the complement to darken it.

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I finished by adding a futuristic background.

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