How to draw 5-point perspective

Draw 5-point perspective
(Image credit: Paul Heaston)

Odds are by now you have encountered 5-point perspective, or wide-angle or fisheye perspective, before. Whether you’ve heard it called fish-eye, bubble art, curvilinear perspective or something else, the idea is the same: to fit a lot of space on the page you have to bend that space a bit. There are a few ways to go about doing that, and I’m going to show you how I like to approach a wide angle drawing or “point of view” sketch in a few simple steps.

Before you get into the training, why not catch-up on some other unique drawing skills? Take a look at these tips for isometric drawing or discover some core skills; Creative Bloq has advice for pencil drawing techniques, too.

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Paul Heaston

Paul Heaston is an urban sketcher and illustrator who’s taught workshops internationally on sketching space in wide-angle perspective. You can find his work online to buy and follow him on various online and offline art schools.