How to Draw Wheels in persepctive (extra tip)

by John
(UK)

Multiple Wheels in perspective

Multiple Wheels in perspective

Watch the video (which is good) but you don't have to guesstimate the SECOND wheel. If the first wheel is correct then simply extend the lines to create as many more wheels as you need - no guesstimation required (see attached image)

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Good addition to Bob's video
by: Jill

Thanks!

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Excellent point!
by: Robert Sloan

Whether you're just sketching a bicycle and need the second tire to fit with the first or a train with a lot of receding wheels, that diagram says it all. Ellipses and curves are difficult for every beginner I know, something that left me feeling better about my own struggles with them.

You're quite right in the video too that practice does make it easier to freehand them. Drafting out perspective lines is still useful even for the expert though, when you want serious accuracy.

There's a trick I used to use when I had a wooden drafting table that I could stick pins in. I would tie black threads onto a push pin, place the vanishing point off the page and stick the pin firmly into the table, then pull the threads down and wind them around other pins placed off the other side of the page.

Voila -- perspective lines that I didn't need to rub out. Be sure to wind the string or thread several times around the second pin so it doesn't come loose, or tie a knot in the end of the string and put the pin right through the knot before sticking it in the board.

Robert from http://www.explore-oil-pastels-with-robert-sloan.com

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Great video!
by: Anonymous

You have made drawing wheels much easier! Thank you!

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Wheels and eyes
by: Anonymous

When I saw your explanation for the wheels I immediately thought that it would be good to draw eyes in perspective too. What do you think? :-)

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thanks
by: John B.

Nice addition to the video. Thanks to both of you for shariing

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One of my favorite
by: Chris

That video is one of my favorite - wheels are tough to draw but bob makes it so easy. Thanks for the extra tip John!

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Thanks John
by: Bob

Yep, so obvious and I can't think why I missed that off the video. Thanks for the spot.

Bob Davies.

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wheels
by: Anonymous

I had an Ahhhh!! moment .. thanks ,Mary

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