This perspective drawing hack is blowing people's minds

Most artists know a range of drawing tricks, and many will be familiar with the 'railway tracks' method of drawing one-point perspective. But how do you divide the spaces on those tracks? For many, it's simply guesswork, but an artist has demonstrated a super easy way to work it our properly in a video that's gone viral on Twitter and TikTok.

Paul Heaston shares a quick way to work out not only how the spaces in perspective should be divided but also how to add depth. He begins with the standard diagonal line tracks. He shows how to add in the railroad ties without having to guess where they should be, and then he takes it further by adding depth to the sketch (see our pick of the best drawing tutorials for more tips on how to draw).

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Joe Foley

Joe is a regular freelance journalist and editor at Creative Bloq. He writes news, features and buying guides and keeps track of the best equipment and software for creatives, from video editing programs to monitors and accessories. A veteran news writer and photographer, he now works as a project manager at the London and Buenos Aires-based design, production and branding agency Hermana Creatives. There he manages a team of designers, photographers and video editors who specialise in producing visual content and design assets for the hospitality sector. He also dances Argentine tango.