How to Draw a Field With One Point Perspective

Inspired by the Dutch Tulip Field lessons from the blogs Deep Space Sparkle, Kids Artists blog, and A Faithful Attempt. Inspired by Claude Monet's , "A Field of Tulips in Holland".

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How to Draw a Field With One Point Perspective
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Draw a horizontal line above the middle of the paper. This is called the horizon line.

Draw a horizontal line above the middle of the paper. This is called the horizon line.

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Draw a dot somewhere on the horizon line. This is called the vanishing point.

Draw a dot somewhere on the horizon line. This is called the vanishing point.

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To make the rows of the tulip fields, begin be drawing diagonal lines from the vanishing point to the sides and bottom of your paper.

To make the rows of the tulip fields, begin be drawing diagonal lines from the vanishing point to the sides and bottom of your paper.

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As you can see in the picture, the lines form triangular shapes. This will add to the illusion of space as things appear larger the closer they are, and the farther they are the smaller they appear.

As you can see in the picture, the lines form triangular shapes. This will add to the illusion of space as things appear larger the closer they are, and the farther they are the smaller they appear.

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In my tulip field pictures there are paths between tulip fields. Simply add an additional line next to your original diagonal lines.

In my tulip field pictures there are paths between tulip fields. Simply add an additional line next to your original diagonal lines.

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On the horizon line, draw windmills, houses, bushes, clouds, or whatever you like on the horizon line. Remember that things that are farther away should appear smaller.

On the horizon line, draw windmills, houses, bushes, clouds, or whatever you like on the horizon line. Remember that things that are farther away should appear smaller.

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This is my final sketch before I add color.

This is my final sketch before I add color.

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When you add color, I recommend starting on the background. Remember that things appear hazy or less defined the farther away they are.

When you add color, I recommend starting on the background. Remember that things appear hazy or less defined the farther away they are.

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For my tulip rows I started by filling in the basic colors in the triangular sections. If you look at Monet's painting you notice that the painting is made of layers of colored marks.

For my tulip rows I started by filling in the basic colors in the triangular sections. If you look at Monet's painting you notice that the painting is made of layers of colored marks.

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Impressionists, like Claude Monet, created their artwork by building layers of color. Continue adding layers of color until your drawing is complete.

Impressionists, like Claude Monet, created their artwork by building layers of color. Continue adding layers of color until your drawing is complete.

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"A Field of Tulips in Holland", Claude Monet 1886, oil on canvas

"A Field of Tulips in Holland", Claude Monet 1886, oil on canvas

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