Learning Objectives:
  •  Understand how the rules of perspective can be used to create imaginative, surreal scenes
  •  Consolidate learning from previous lessons on one-point, two-point and three-point perspective
  •  Experiment with the rules of perspective
  •  Develop your imaginative skills
What you will need: 
Paper (or your sketchbook), a hard pencil (preferably HB, F or H), eraserpencil sharpener and a ruler
Today's task:
1. Read through the PowerPoint below
2. Have a go at producing your own surreal scene, following the guidance in the PowerPoint. You can choose between one-point, two-point and three-point perspective.
Introduction to creating surreal perspectives:
Demo videos:
Mr Lax's finished drawings:
Top Tips
  • Always use a sharp pencil and a ruler
  • Nearly ALL lines head to at least one of the vanishing points when using three-point perspective, but there are exceptions, such as sloped roofs
  • Refer back to the PowerPoints and videos from previous lessons if you get stuck
  • Remember to erase your guidelines once they are no longer needed
  • Remember that even the details follow the rules of perspective
  • Consider how high/low you place the horizon line, as this will determine the eye level of the viewer