How to Draw Buildings from Above

How to Draw Buildings

In this drawing tutorial I explain how to draw buildings from above, so it appears we are looking down on the buildings. Using two point perspective we draw the buildings as though looking from a grass bank on a hill. How to draw and sketch the trees, the fence and hedges are all explained. Once the direction of the sun is assessed the shadows on the buildings and trees are drawn. Finally, I explain how to create depth, distance and scale in the drawing by reducing the tone and the size of trees etc.

This easy drawing tutorial is suitable for beginners and those wishing to develop their drawing skills.

Links to other useful tutorials are listed here:
See the first Tutorial in this series: How to Draw Buildings from Below
Learn How to Draw an Oak Trees
Find outHow to Draw Cliffs

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