Three Point Perspective Buildings

Beautiful Backgrounds

Building Perspective View Sketch

In storytelling, it is essential to explain the five Ws: who, what, when, where and why. Novelists do this with words. Manga artists, however, can use background illustrations to tell much of the story

One of the most important aspects of drawing manga is knowing how to convey a sense of time and place.

If you are producing a manga based on historical fact, research the period beforehand so your drawing and dialogue will be accurate. Likewise, if your manga is set in an imaginary world and based on fantasy, it is still to important for the story to have a degree of realism to which the reader can relate.

One of the most important aspects of drawing manga is knowing how to convey a sense of time and place.

Manga Space
You might even want to create a distant planet that resembles present-day living in your own country. The 'when' and 'where' of the setting can be easily expressed by showing something like a school.
Two Point Perspective Planet Express

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Why Draw Backgrounds?

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The girl on the bicycle below is supposed to be in front of her house. How do we convey this?

Looking and understanding are manga basics. If possible, avoid explaining the setting with text and convey your messages with visuals. As a general rule, try to use one frame on each page to express the setting.

Point Perspective DrawingOne Point Perspective Buildings
Backgrounds are an important method of expression. Rely on dialogue and explanations for things that don't make good visuals.

Background Management

By changing the tones used on the same drawing, it is possible to express different times of day, seasons and weather conditions.

How Draw Manga Bicycle

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Drawing Backgrounds - Part 1

You need nothing more than a pen and a ruler—and your imagination, of course—to draw great-looking buildings.

The main character ir front of her school with some hills ir the background.

Front School MangPerpendicular Lined Bulidings

Carefully line up:

• height of each floor

• space between windows and overhangs

• space between windows of poles

• things to be careful of

Special attention needs to be made to:

• vertical lines of buildings (perpendicular lines from the ground up)

The height of the building usually is drawn with straight perpendicular lines. If the lines become slanted, the building appears to be leaning.

It is essential that you prepare and study reference materials as you draw.

Carefully line up and draw the width and spaces between the windows in schools and other structures.

The areas are often measured, especially when drawing things from the front.

Perspective Sketch

_2J Tighten up the sketch.

(Use a ruler to draw horizontal and vertical lines.)

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Most artists find it easiest to rotate the paper as they draw. Doing so allows you to remain in a comfortable position while continuing to draw smooth, straight lines in all directions.

Pay close attention to the balance and spacing between windows. If you want to make the background look simple, omit or shorten some of the lines.

Manga Action Lines

-Part 2

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This is what it means to draw with perspective.

-Part 2

This is what it means to draw with perspective.

reference example: city street

Point Perspective City Block
All the depth lines are parallel.
Vanishing Point Drawing Street
All the depth lines are slanted (thinner at the ends).

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Two-Point and Three-Point Perspective

Top View Building Point Perspective

When you want to show the depth of buildings, draw slanted lines.

The place where the depth lines converge is called the vanishing point.

A drawing whose lines converge in two vanishing points is called "two-point perspective." This is the technique most often used in manga.

Vanishing Point Drawings City
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A drawing whose lines converge in two vanishing points is called "two-point perspective." This is the technique most often used in manga.

Three Point Perspective Drawing

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This technique is used for x buildings viewed from below of above and brings out the power of the structure.

Three-point perspective is difficult to draw and few people make use of it in manga.

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One-Point Perspective Principles - Part 1

Horizon Lines

For your background, first draw a line the horizon,

For example, from this angle...

These are called horizon lines. This is a technique that involves drawing a horizontal line.

eye height

Principles Three Point PerspectivesDrawing Eye Height Perspective

eye height horizon line

Drawing Horizan Line

horizon line

Principles Three Point Perspectives

Before, the upper area could be seen but now it cannot.

Horizon Line Drawing

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Before, the upper area could be seen but now it cannot.

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If this horizon line is close to the center of the frame, objects above and below can be seen quite well.

Lie on your stomach and look up.

The "eye line" is not your line of vision, as the eyes are able to move left, right, up and down. Rather, eye line refers to the horizon line, and the two terms are used interchangeably. The eye line is determined by distance between the person's eyes (or the lens of a camera) and the ground.

Vanishing Point

horizon line

Point Perspective Building Looking

looking up horizon line looking up horizon line looking down

Looking Down Perspective

horizon line looking down

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One-Point Perspective Principles - Part 2

Vanishing Points

Determining the height of the horizon line is the same as choosing a camera angle. And selecting the vanishing point is the same as choosing the focal point when composing a photograph.

Photo taken standing in a normal position from the front.

Lrt Examples

For example, here we have a person standing in front of a stone monument. The horizon line is rather high above the ground.

How Draw Person Holding Camera
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Photo taken standing in a normal position from the front.

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The horizon line in this example is the normal height of the person holding the camera. Standing in front of the model and taking a photograph renders a picture like this.

viewed from the side

The horizon line in this example is the normal height of the person holding the camera. Standing in front of the model and taking a photograph renders a picture like this.

stone monument model camera

Although this picture is viewed from straight ahead, it is also possible to represent the same model from a bird's-eye view ("fukan" in Japanese) or an angle from the ground up ("aori" in Japanese).

stone monument model camera

Breast Proportions Drawing
viewed from above

Holding the camera at the same height,., try moving to either side and taking a picture. Now the thickness of the stone monument can be seen.

side view stone monument

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