How to Draw a House in 1-Point Perspective: Step by Step

How to Draw a House in 1-Point Perspective: Step by Step

Hi , Tom here and welcome to my new Circle Line Art School video, How to Draw in 1-Point Perspective, for this drawing of a house, some steps and some boats start by drawing a horizontal line in the middle of your page, next, draw a cross on the right, for the vanishing point for the first house, now draw a vertical line for the corner of this house, next we could draw two diagonal lines from this vertical line to the vanishing point, so this will be the start of the drawing of the side of the house, next, draw another vertical line on the left, and then add two more horizontal lines here, to make this into a rectangle, and this will be the front of this building in 1-point perspective… now we can draw a simple doorway in this front wall… if we continue the top horizontal line of the doorway to the right, along here, and then we can take this line towards our vanishing point, and this will show us the height of the doorways we might want to add to the right hand side of the building, and therefore they will all be the same height in 1-point perspective, and so I think I will add two more doorways along here, next to each other… we can add a thickness to the doorway, to find the thickness of a doorway, use a diagonal line going towards the vanishing point… next we can draw a square window towards the top of this wall, in the centre I think, again we can show the thickness of this wall by drawing a diagonal line from the corner of the window, towards the vanishing point, I will try to keep the thickness of the walls similar to the thickness of the doorway, that we drew earlier on… next, we can add some steps to this seaside cottage, for this we can extend this diagonal line along here, coming towards us, now we can draw two more diagonal lines to show the angle of the steps, find the top of this line by drawing another diagonal line towards our vanishing point, so basically all diagonal lines are always going towards the vanishing point, and all other lines are either vertical or horizontal, with right angles, and that is how you get 1-point perspective, the base of the steps can be parallel to the base of the horizontal line of the house, now we have a basic block for the stairs, we can add the individual steps, so for this, just draw some zig-zag right angle lines, for the steps at the front… and now from each of the corners of the zig-zag, we can draw some diagonal lines going towards our vanishing point… now we can repeat these zig-zag right angles to make the back of the steps, so that they are nice and chunky… time to just darken some of these lines on our steps, so that we can see what we have got, next, we could add another doorway to the top of the stairs, taking the height, I will take the height from the first doorway that we drew, and then again adding the thickness for the wall… now we could add a line slightly wider than the walls, for the edge of the roof, at the top of the drawing… and just add a diagonal line at the top of all of this, to make the roof line, we will only be able to see a thin strip of the roof as it goes towards the right, because of the foreshortening of perspective, of 1-point perspective, next I will add some more windows keeping the vertical lines parallel with all the other vertical lines in the drawing, now the vertical lines that we are keeping parallel also need to be parallel to the edge of your paper… now that we have finished the outline of the first house, we can draw another vanishing point for some more houses on the left, now this is the second vanishing point, but it is separate to the first house which was in one point perspective, these are another group of houses that are also in 1 point perspective, but they are going to a different point, so it is a bit like two drawings next to each other, because the two, the house in the middle and the house that I am drawing on the left, and I will draw another house, I think, on the right as well, they are not parallel to each other, they are actually going in different directions, so for each direction the sets of houses are going, they will need a seperate vanishing point, a single vanishing point, so each house is in one point perspective, so for these houses all the lines are horizontal or vertical, unless they are diagonal! and then they go straight to the new vanishing point, so the houses don’t share vanishing points, each house has its own vanishing point, because they are going in different directions to each other, the houses are not parallel to each other, I will show you the rest of this drawing in real time, so that we get all the lines in, and I will make a sort of edge of a harbour, I think I will add a little pavement around each of the blocks of houses and then later on I will speed up the drawing, I think, when I show some tone, and so I will add some dark tone into the doorways, and top of the roof, and then some mid tone perhaps, for some shadows, and I will draw a few little boats in the water as well. Please subscribe to my YouTube channel, Circle Line Arty School, where I post a new video every Saturday, so thank you very much for watching, I hope you like the rest of the video… and find it useful for your own drawings…

Dereck Turner

100 thoughts on “How to Draw a House in 1-Point Perspective: Step by Step

  1. ENVER ULUCAN says:

    Really very beitiful

  2. Frozen-Sol on DeviantArt says:

    Awesome! I like how flexible you are with creating a few vanishing points. I usually stick with 1 (or 2 if it's 2-point). But this is really helpful! Thanks!

  3. Melii'ss .X says:

    Really beautiful!!!

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  6. Skueder man says:

    i appreciate the calmness in your hands.

  7. Deborah Johansen says:

    Thank so much for sharing. ย Appreciate it

  8. Sisan Sisan says:

    circle line school thank u very much…

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  11. Sudhir Bansal says:

    I make this , thank you

  12. DHARMINDER Abohar says:

    Wow , amazing you are great

  13. ุงุญู…ุฏ ุฌู…ูŠู„ says:

    Thank you so much


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  17. Wadson Zamor says:

    And Itry it

  18. Ajay Shetty says:

    nice drawing

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  20. NICOLE Monsegue says:

    This is amazing

  21. Mai cop says:

    you are geat

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  24. hiedramaril4 says:

    excelente gracias

  25. Abu Bakar says:

    So sweet work

  26. Sheikh Muhammad Adnan says:


  27. Suraj Sharma says:

    sir you are to good

  28. Skueder man says:

    your drawings sre very nice and you sre my favorite artist.
    a really good artist

  29. KALP TAMBE says:

    you r fabulous sir..

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  32. Lydia Lanzone says:

    beautiful very nice

  33. Alessandra Oliveira says:


  34. Ariba Fatima says:

    WOW!!! It's just AMAZING!!! fabulous art. A lot of patience is required to do these kind of artworks.

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  36. Ana Carla Messias de oliveira Silva says:

    very nice

  37. Nabi Ashrafi says:

    Very nice I like et

  38. Palimon Sadin Palimon Sadin says:

    Thanks for your teaching๐Ÿ˜Šyour are my best teacher I like you draw. I'm so really happy

  39. chrissa francis says:

    Very good drawing

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  41. Emmanuel Alexis says:

    Nice man keep it moving

  42. In kyin hmwe says:

    Wow . Nice



  44. Michael Cardan says:

    Hey body i draw this so perfect. Thank you for training

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  46. Satya Ranjan says:

    Fantastic sir.

  47. Alan Vargas says:

    Amazing!! What pencil do you use??

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  49. Aarรณn P. เฒ _เฒ  says:

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    Great channel!

  52. Qalbaldin Ahmed says:

    Very cool

  53. Kate Hartridge says:

    I had a go at drawing this – I love your videos xxx ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  54. Nidhi Maurya says:

    Wow nice

  55. sharon h says:

    Thank You.

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  59. Sonu Sidhu says:

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    Very nice drawing Excellant

  61. Naziha Imekrez says:

    you are a best. you can drewing a shep and seas

  62. Frangolinos says:

    Really nice drawing. I would have loved to see some trees, a balcony on the side of the house and some street lanterns… Could you draw those things in an other drawing of yours? Thank you !

  63. Charley Smith says:

    Love it ! I think I've found a teacher ..I'm 50 and want to learn something new..I do believe I can follow..may take some practice but I ain't got nothing but time

  64. MrMajikman1 says:

    Is it really just this easy………or are you just that good! Holy cow…..impressive!

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  67. ayman saad says:

    very good

  68. c. stana says:

    Great !
    Can You Sir , draw an articulated truck… ?

  69. Carlos Lopez says:

    I like this drawing

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    The job that you have done forced me to subscribe this.

  71. Valdir Lira says:

    I can hardly write in English. You're just great!

  72. Patrick Power says:

    Very good. Though there would need to be twice that number of steps in reality.

  73. Babu Prusty says:

    Hello friends drawing is very nice and very good

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  75. Yusuf Bey says:

    Nice jop my friend
    I want to study engineering this year

  76. Yusuf Bey says:

    Single point perspectives wonderfull

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  78. Kirpal Singh says:

    Excellent video!

  79. ุงุญู…ุฏ ุฌู…ูŠู„ says:

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  80. Alberto Cabral says:

    Hi everybody. Congratulations very good video, thanks

  81. Dolly Kid says:

    nice video

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  88. Waed & Farah says:

    It is so nice , I love it

  89. Devi Sethupandian says:

    Very nice

  90. Edilberto Vargas says:

    Very interesting your work, thanks

  91. Manzoor Rind says:

    I love this kind of work it's amazing

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  96. John Thomas says:

    Iv just brought my first pad and pencils ๐Ÿ˜ wish me luck!!

  97. jorge alberto vieira says:

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  100. Sanjay Kulkarni says:

    You are great …. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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