One Point Perspective Drawing: Definition & Examples


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The technique of using guidelines and reference points to create a realistic sense of depth in a two-dimensional artwork is called _____.

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1. What does the horizon line represent in a drawing using one point perspective?

2. Which artist used one point perspective in his drawing, The Adoration of the Magi, over 500 years ago?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Perspective plays a key role in producing high-quality artwork. The quiz/worksheet combo asks you about concepts, definitions and techniques related to one point perspective drawing.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

For the quiz you need to:

  • Describe the technique of using guidelines and reference points to create realistic depth
  • Point out the function of the horizon line in one point perspective works
  • Explain where the meaning of 'one point perspective' comes from

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - verify that you draw the most important information from the related one point perspective drawing lesson
  • Interpreting information - show that you can read information about artists who use one point perspective and interpret it correctly
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as one point perspective and horizon line

Additional Learning

For more information on one point perspective drawing, look at the lesson called One Point Perspective Drawing: Definition & Examples. The objectives covered are:

  • Define one point perspective drawing
  • Understand how objects in one point perspective drawings should appear
  • View diagrams that illustrate the purpose of the horizon line and vanishing point
  • Analyze pieces of one point perspective artwork