How to Draw in 5-Point Perspective: Times Square New York City

How to Draw in 5-Point Perspective: Times Square New York City

Hello my name is Tom McPherson and welcome to my new Circle Line art School video, How to Draw in 5-Point Perspective, this is a drawing based on Times Square in New York, I’ll add some color with some pencils and pens towards the end of the drawing, the first step is to draw a horizontal line in the middle of the page and then the vertical line in the middle of this horizontal line, next draw a mark or a across at the end of each of these lines and then one more cross in the middle, now we can draw a curved line between the two horizontal vanishing points, to find the baseline of a building, next mark a dot on this base line towards the right and then we can draw a vertical curve line through this dot, using the two vertical vanishing points will use this to make one of the edges of the first building, next add another vertical curve to the right of this first curved line and this will be the right-hand edge of the building, and then we can draw a horizontal curve and this will be the top of the building, as it would look distorted in five point perspective, in 5-point perspective we’re really looking up and down and straight head and left and right all at the same time! it’s like a wide angle lens that things towards the edge of the picture should look distorted, I will darken these lines so that you can see how far we’ve got in drawing this side of the building, now we can add the fifth central vanishing point and draw two straight lines to make the left-hand side of the building, if we now draw one more vertical curve we have completed our first building in five point perspective, I will make the lines darker and a long wall going towards the center vanishing point and then I’ll draw a second building, a little bit further away, using exactly the same technique as the first building now to draw a thin building in the center of this image I would just have to distort the vertical lines going to left and going to the right and then the top and the bottom line of the building will again be slightly curved and now I can draw a building on the left using the curved vertical lines and curves horizontal lines that I used on the right-hand side adding straight lines that go towards the center vanishing point, as that’s our central point we’re looking at in five point perspective the guidelines will make a pattern a bit like an onion cut in half I’ll speed this drawing up now so that you can see how to draw and develops over time Please subscribe to my YouTube channel for a new art tutorial every week, there are now over 200 to watch! I will now add some pen lines over all the buildings and then darken the sky with a black pen and add some color of some colored pencils for the bright lights of Times Square and also draws some long lines to represent the car tail-lights, I can draw some people in too, just little blobs that get smaller as they get further away from the front of the front of the picture, Thank you very much for watching this art tutorial on 5-Point Perspective I hope you like it and find it useful for your own drawings, please subscribe to my free youtube channel Circle Line Art school where you can see over 200 of my other drawings and I post a new drawing every week… Keep drawing and see next time!

Dereck Turner

90 thoughts on “How to Draw in 5-Point Perspective: Times Square New York City

  1. Anuar Bapimov says:

    Amazing job 👍🏻

  2. iCloud Gaming says:

    nice stuff man

  3. Jorge garcia says:

    I like

  4. Lil gamer says:

    hey circle line you really helped me

  5. iCloud Gaming says:

    must take a long time

  6. Laila Shaaban says:

    This is so good I just drew the one point perspective city top view that u did and I think ur videos are very helpful I'm going to try to do this next

  7. iCloud Gaming says:

    wow nice

  8. Jorge garcia says:

    Why do you like to draw cities all vidos passes you by drawing cities

  9. Jackson Epicness says:

    This is really amazing

  10. Max Mustermann says:

    uh new music
    nice drawing btw

  11. Mich Nik says:

    i must try this one !!! amazing job dude!!

  12. Nik Mangold says:


  13. Yurii Pavlenko says:

    very cool!!!!

  14. sr gutierrez says:

    simply amazing!

  15. MCPowTeam Production says:

    How many times for draw as you ? It's AMAZIIIING 😁

  16. yula garcia müller says:

    Hi Tom, you are just FANTASTIC!!!!! THANKS FOR SHARING. Danke für deine Hilfe. Gracias 😉

  17. ASA ALLY says:

    Fantastic work 👍😎

  18. Steve Epic says:

    Wow, i didnt know it went over 3 point perspective!

  19. Atika El Ahmadi says:

    What a nice job👍 thank you. 👏

  20. Daniel Fontes Silva says:

    Wonderful job! You always impress me a lot. You are a genius

  21. Michael Cobbs says:


  22. StringDeposit says:

    as an artist for over 50 years now, I see how valuable your contribution is.

  23. meisya naura says:

    i like it i love it

  24. paras Sharma says:

    very nice

  25. A dead channel says:

    This is really amazing wow

  26. Maheen Rizvi says:

    wow really ammazzingg

  27. Margo Wright says:

    I must have missed something, how did you determine where the base curve starts and finishes?

  28. rully widyastuti says:

    how do you draw with left hand?,

  29. carole briand says:


  30. Ro Nin says:

    haha i didnt realise there is even 5 point perspective cool!!

  31. Soulless Wonder says:

    Can you do something like a wild west building in 2-point perspective? I can't figure out how to do it myself and it would be a big help if you could cover it!

  32. sema says:

    I'm türkish your fans I love your drawing .
    this work is amazing!! amazing!! amazing!!!

  33. lc nx says:

    I love your work!!! ❤

  34. Lost Spirit ™ says:

    I love you 😉

  35. keki hayes says:

    can you show me how to draw a dog in 3D

  36. Diabetic Survival Kit says:


  37. Paulo PT says:

    like 😀

  38. S롱 says:

    이 동영상보고 너무 멋지게 그리셔서 저도 따라해 보았는데 잘 안되네요ㅋㅋ 멋지십니다!!^^

  39. art essia says:

    too much lines😐but your other videos were very helpful.thank you😊

  40. Therock 1510 says:

    Hey my name is Craig and I'm 13 years of age and I love how u draw and I have been inspired to draw like u
    Your so amazing so thank u for helping me

  41. DMA Dimension says:

    i´ve never heard before of 5 point perspektive

  42. ShySheep says:

    Steady hand

  43. Achraf Kun says:

    awesome i will try it

  44. はら says:

    OMG crazy

  45. Sowmya Nandini says:

    5 point perspective? Its hard to imagine. Your drawing is incredible

  46. Leon Da says:

    Thank you so much for this precious content. I work hard to develop my skills for design school, this is a great aid! greetings from austria

  47. Trisha Saha says:

    It helps us much….Thank u so much for extra ordinary ideas,technics…

  48. Enrique Rubio Gómez says:

    Beautiful idea! 👏👏

  49. Lars Erik Fenstad says:

    It looks like a fisheye!

  50. Jan Artworks says:

    Great work!

  51. paul broderick says:

    Great work! Working in photo shop for many years, I use a perspective grid when generating 1,2 and 3 point perspective images. Five point is going to be a new challenge for me for sure!! Thank you.

  52. Narek Avanesian says:

    It's really amazing! Thank you! I can to draw my imagination

  53. محمد محمد says:

    Very very beautiful thank you

  54. BladAce284 says:

    What i say about you just awesome

  55. Ynnod Miszletto says:

    Really… You're very inspiring me.. So i'm subcribing you 😅

  56. -- says:

    that was amazing, i think you're born an artist rather than taught.

  57. Mr.Mustacho says:

    the is no 6 perspectives!?!?!??!?😂😂

  58. r v says:

    Loved your art sir

  59. Marisela Moreno says:

    Es impresionante la maestría para dibujar en perspectiva. Gracias.

  60. dim vou says:


  61. Ninai Sama says:

    U re the king of all point perspective seriously I learned a lot from u thank you so much god bless u ❤️

  62. Cumplexing Clips says:

    U draw the straightest lines i have ever seen 💯😂😂😂

  63. Darko Dizzy says:

    nice work Buddy good tip thank you

  64. Paul Ryde says:

    your work is brilliant … thank you for illustrating

  65. Marvin 16 says:

    Amazing wow 😱👍🏻

  66. Mary Kaye says:

    You are really amazing 💖 I wish I can be like you someday

  67. Raphus Net says:

    you rock!

  68. Chad Sanborn says:

    your freehand skills to draw straight and curved lines is amazing!

  69. Renaldi Roekanto says:

    without a ruler and draw a straight curve line

  70. Mii Pham says:

    Amazing!!! I have never seen this technique before!!!!

  71. ben colombia says:

    So great. Once again, thanks.

  72. Jason R says:

    How were u able to draw a staright and curve line so easily 😂. Are there some sort of pratice??

  73. Cabdulxaq Cabdalla says:


  74. Moises Medrano says:

    gracias por tus dibujos y creatividad, eres un genio

  75. Abhay Patel says:


  76. Arturo Ortega says:


  77. Fernado Arturo Guzman Richardson says:

    your drawing are amazing ! if it isn t too much too ask could you draw a forest in five point perspective? maybe looking out through a peeping hole?

  78. Bernadette Boragay says:

    you're vry talented!….i want to learn more in arts watching all ur vid!…

  79. Prokster says:

    Did you Invent Perspective!

    Gosh! Those drawings are soo damn Good.

  80. MAKE A DIFFERENCE شكل فرقاً says:

    fantastic ….

  81. MiguelPpM says:


  82. Moongyurism김문규 says:

    Just amazing

  83. Maureen Mantos says:

    Awesome!! 😍😍😍

  84. ABU SAYED says:

    This is awesome….. 😱

  85. clumsypuppies says:

    Wow! Thankyou so much!

  86. AZ66GT350 Mustang says:

    Who draws perfect arc’s like that? Amazing

  87. BETO CUENCA says:

    Thanks for your art! From Argentina.

  88. Michele Rondelli says:

    This video si very beautiful

  89. Tara Jones-LeGros says:


  90. Akshai Krishna says:

    Sir your drawing is the best and wonderful

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