it’s really nice to have this all in one place, and with lots of examples — thank you Adam.
If I’ve understood it correctly, what makes it 1 point rather than 2 point is that the real world lines are either perpendicular to the paper (which then head off to the vanishing point), or parallel to the plane of paper (like the back wall or the legs and near edge of the table-top) and are drawn without distortion.
The word surprisingly is surprisingly long.
Hey Andrew – that’s right. If you imagine turning your head 45 degrees to the right, the lines which were parallel to the picture plane will now all be receding towards a second vanishing point somewhere off to the right, hence why it’s called 2-point perspective. Generally the goal of all perspective systems is to draw without distortion, but there are always limits because they are always approximations.
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