I am Ari, a Concept Artists.
In this article, we will introduce “How to draw small illustrations with 2-point perspective. By learning this method, you will be able to draw small illustrations such as game items.
For the small item illustration, I drew an illustration of a hammer, a crystal, and a chest.
If you would like to learn more about the 2-point perspective, please click here.
→[basis]How to Draw an Environment Art Using 2-Point Perspective
The equipment and apps used in this article are iPad and Procreate; please try Adobe Photoshop, CLIP STUDIO PAINT, and other apps as well, as you can also draw by applying the concept.
If you are unsure which illustration app to use, please refer to this page. Here is a summary of recommended apps.
→Introducing recommended iPad illustration apps by feature! Procreate │ CLIP STUDIO PAINT │ Adobe Fresco
The video provides detailed explanations. If you want to check it out thoroughly, please click here.
- 1. How to draw an illustration of small objects using two-point perspective
- 2. Detailed Explanatory Video
- 3. Summary
How to draw an illustration of small objects using two-point perspective
Draw a rough sketch
Think about what kind of illustration you want to draw, and draw a rough sketch.
Set the drawing guide
Select “Action” -> “Drawing Guide” -> “Edit Drawing Guide” to create a two-point perspective guide.
Draw the groundwork
While considering the design, draw a square.
In order to get the handles, etc. out of the middle of the square, the diagonals are connected and the middle is divided.
Draw a line from there to draw the handle.
Adding a pen
The transparency of the underlying layer is reduced to make it easier to draw.
Draw a detailed design to complete the small item illustration!
Using the division method introduced previously, the image is divided into three parts.
→[1Point Perspective] How to draw an Environment Art with evenly distributed objects [Division and multiplication]
Other designs are drawn such as hand-held parts, detailed decorations, and scratches.
When the detailed design is done, you’re done! Make the surroundings thicker to give it the feel of a game illustration. Also, adding shadows will give it a three-dimensional look.
Illustrations of other accessories
Other crystal chests are drawn in the same way.
Please check the video for the crystal chests.
Detailed Explanatory Video
In the video, detailed explanations are given while drawing. If you want to check it thoroughly, please click here.
Basically, you can draw a two-point perspective illustration of a small object by simply drawing a square box and then cutting or adding to it.
The auxiliary lines are important, so be sure to take a good bite at the beginning.
Thank you for watching until the end.
See you again in my next post!