| by Kenneth Chase | 100 comments

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…


Deborah Johansen

Jan 1, 2018, 9:56 am Reply

Thank so much for sharing.  Appreciate it

Sisan Sisan

Feb 2, 2018, 4:16 pm Reply

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Feb 2, 2018, 6:55 pm Reply


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Feb 2, 2018, 9:16 pm Reply


Sudhir Bansal

Feb 2, 2018, 1:30 pm Reply

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Feb 2, 2018, 4:08 am Reply

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احمد جميل

Feb 2, 2018, 11:28 am Reply

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Feb 2, 2018, 3:12 pm Reply

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Feb 2, 2018, 3:53 pm Reply


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Mar 3, 2018, 5:43 pm Reply

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Mar 3, 2018, 5:44 am Reply

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Mar 3, 2018, 2:21 pm Reply

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Mar 3, 2018, 7:00 am Reply


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Mar 3, 2018, 3:52 am Reply

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Mar 3, 2018, 4:27 pm Reply

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Apr 4, 2018, 12:15 pm Reply


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Apr 4, 2018, 6:04 pm Reply

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Apr 4, 2018, 5:41 pm Reply

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Apr 4, 2018, 7:52 am Reply

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May 5, 2018, 3:54 am Reply


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May 5, 2018, 2:29 pm Reply

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May 5, 2018, 2:01 am Reply


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May 5, 2018, 6:06 pm Reply

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May 5, 2018, 10:22 am Reply

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May 5, 2018, 4:09 am Reply

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chrissa francis

Jun 6, 2018, 5:30 pm Reply

Very good drawing


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Jun 6, 2018, 1:42 pm Reply

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Jun 6, 2018, 3:16 pm Reply

Wow . Nice


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Mohammad Kardan

Jun 6, 2018, 6:19 am Reply

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

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Jun 6, 2018, 5:33 pm Reply


Satya Ranjan

Jul 7, 2018, 4:34 am Reply

Fantastic sir.

Alan Vargas

Jul 7, 2018, 4:10 pm Reply

Amazing!! What pencil do you use??

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Jul 7, 2018, 3:09 pm Reply

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Jul 7, 2018, 12:57 am Reply

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Jul 7, 2018, 12:37 pm Reply

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Qalbaldin Ahmed

Jul 7, 2018, 10:08 am Reply

Very cool

Kate Hartridge

Aug 8, 2018, 9:18 pm Reply

I had a go at drawing this – I love your videos xxx 😍😍

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Aug 8, 2018, 7:02 pm Reply

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Aug 8, 2018, 4:22 pm Reply

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Aug 8, 2018, 2:37 pm Reply


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Sep 9, 2018, 5:15 pm Reply

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Oct 10, 2018, 3:10 pm Reply

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Oct 10, 2018, 8:52 am Reply

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Oct 10, 2018, 11:41 pm Reply

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Oct 10, 2018, 12:13 pm Reply

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Oct 10, 2018, 4:01 pm Reply

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 !

Charley Smith

Oct 10, 2018, 10:51 pm Reply

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


Oct 10, 2018, 1:28 am Reply

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

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Nov 11, 2018, 7:18 pm Reply

very good

c. stana

Nov 11, 2018, 12:03 pm Reply

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

Carlos Lopez

Nov 11, 2018, 6:06 am Reply

I like this drawing


Dec 12, 2018, 8:40 pm Reply

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

Valdir Lira

Dec 12, 2018, 4:28 pm Reply

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

Patrick Power

Dec 12, 2018, 3:13 pm Reply

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

Babu Prusty

Dec 12, 2018, 2:51 pm Reply

Hello friends drawing is very nice and very good

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Dec 12, 2018, 10:48 pm Reply


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Dec 12, 2018, 1:51 pm Reply

Nice jop my friend
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Yusuf Bey

Dec 12, 2018, 1:52 pm Reply

Single point perspectives wonderfull


Jan 1, 2019, 4:22 am Reply


Kirpal Singh

Jan 1, 2019, 10:12 pm Reply

Excellent video!

احمد جميل

Jan 1, 2019, 8:30 pm Reply

Awesome thank you very much 🌍🏡

Alberto Cabral

Jan 1, 2019, 3:48 am Reply

Hi everybody. Congratulations very good video, thanks

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Jan 1, 2019, 8:08 am Reply

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Jan 1, 2019, 5:21 pm Reply


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Jan 1, 2019, 3:24 am Reply

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Jan 1, 2019, 12:00 pm Reply

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Jan 1, 2019, 3:56 pm Reply


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Jan 1, 2019, 1:14 pm Reply


Waed & Farah

Feb 2, 2019, 10:00 am Reply

It is so nice , I love it

Devi Sethupandian

Feb 2, 2019, 10:27 am Reply

Very nice

Edilberto Vargas

Feb 2, 2019, 11:08 pm Reply

Very interesting your work, thanks

Manzoor Rind

Mar 3, 2019, 2:20 am Reply

I love this kind of work it's amazing

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Jul 7, 2019, 4:05 am Reply

This is what  I needed exactly. Thank you.


Aug 8, 2019, 7:58 am Reply

Wow good

John Thomas

Aug 8, 2019, 3:22 pm Reply

Iv just brought my first pad and pencils 😁 wish me luck!!

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Sep 9, 2019, 3:36 am Reply

Good job. It's was amazing.
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Sep 9, 2019, 1:30 pm Reply

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Sep 9, 2019, 2:40 pm Reply

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Oct 10, 2019, 3:00 pm Reply

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Jannelle Ngis-eban

Oct 10, 2019, 12:57 pm Reply

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Nov 11, 2019, 7:21 pm Reply

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Dec 12, 2019, 6:15 pm Reply

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Dec 12, 2019, 1:22 pm Reply

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Ethan Padilla

Dec 12, 2019, 9:50 am Reply

Such a professional artist, you are amazing at drawing.

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