1 Point Perspective Drawing

Learn how to create 1 Point Perspective using a Vanishing Point and Horizon Line.



Step 1. Gather your supplies.

Step 2.


Lightly draw a line in the upper third area of your paper. This represents the Horizon Line.

Step 3.

Make a dot somewhere on this line closer to the center. This is called the vanishing point. As objects get closer to the vanishing point, they get smaller.


Step 4.


For this landscape scene, we will make a stream design. Start at the vanishing point and draw a wavy line to the bottom of your page. Starting again at the vanishing point, make a second wavy line, just like what you see in our example. These lines, which represent a stream, help to lead your eyes into the picture.

Step 5.

Draw mountains above the Horizon Line. Now your stream looks as if it were disappearing into the mountains in the distance.

Step 6.

Draw a simple house shape using a square for the base and triangle for the roof.

Step 7.


Place your ruler at the top point of the triangle shaped roof and connect it with the Vanishing Point. Draw a very light line which will be a guideline. Using your ruler, make two more guidelines from the bottom left corner of the house and the top left corner of the square shape to the vanishing point as shown.

Step 8.

Now you will create depth to your house shape. Decide how deep you want your house to be. Starting at the bottom guideline, draw a straight line with your ruler connecting the bottom guideline to the middle guideline. This line should be parallel to the side of your house.

Step 9.

Draw another line from the middle guideline to the top guideline parallel to the roof of the house. Draw darker lines to connect the original house with the new lines created.

Step 10.


Erase the guidelines that lead outside the house. You have just created a dimensional house using a 1 point perspective.

Step 11.

Finish your picture by adding in additional details, such as boats, trees, and clouds as you see in our example. Remember as objects get closer to the Vanishing Point, they appear smaller. Make sure to make any trees near the house larger than those closer to the Vanishing Point to complete this effect.

Step 12.

Paint your mountain landscape with colors as desired. Once dry, you have a beautiful 1 point perspective mountain landscape to show your family and friends!

Fine Motor Sequin Christmas Tree
Sensory & Motor Candy Cane Printables
Foam Sequin Bangle
Sequin Igloo Art
Craft Stick Christmas Characters
Bottle Cap Magnets
Bottle Cap Advent Calendar
Bottle Cap Christmas Tree Ornament
Bottle Cap Santa
Bottle Cap Turkey
Bottle Cap Poppy Mosaic
How to Assemble the Boy Craft Extreme Rubber Band Blaster
Day of the Dead Clay Skull
Pottery Wheel Pumpkins
Glitter Glue Web & Pom Spider
Fall Stained Glass Plate
Paper Bag Pine Cone
Craft Stick Halloween Characters
Paper Bag Pom Pom Necklace
Paper Bag Scarecrow
Paper Bag Popcorn Costume
Paper Bag Leaf Lantern
Woven Paper Bag Basket of Apples
Paper Bag Sunflower
Word Wall Art
Wire Flower Headband
Craft Wire Dreamcatcher
Wire Bead Cross
Wire Bead Maze
Wire Photo Holder
Coffee Filter Owl
Recycled Jellyfish
Coffee Filter Flower Headband
Japanese Cherry Blossom Coffee Filter Fan
Coffee Filter Chromatography Experiment
Coffee Filter Parachute
Patriotic Coffee Filter Wreath
Firefly Art
Father’s Day Bunting Card
Abstract Art with Craft Sticks
Finger Paint Pointillism
Watercolor Salt Painting
3D Farm Scene
Thread Wrapped Dolls
Cupcake Liner Bouquet
Cupcake Liner Pinwheel
Cupcake Liner Rocket
Cupcake Liner Animal Bookmarks
Easter Glitter Art
Button Easter Eggs & Fuzzy Stick Basket
Button Flowers
Button Flower Headband
Button Crystal Dragonfly
Button Balloon Birthday Card
Button Birdhouse
Spring Melty Bead Shapes
Milk Carton Fairy Houses
Mini Hanging Planters
Leprechaun Trap