What is a vanishing point?
When you draw or paint, the vanishing point is the point where things "disappear" into the distance. If you draw a train track, for instance, it will be wider toward the front (bottom) of the paper, and narrow as you go farther back (up), if you are trying to create perspective. The lines of the track, parallel in real life, will meet at the imaginary vanishing point, which is often a place not even on the paper or canvas.
A vanishing point is a point in a perspective drawing to which parallel lines not parallel to the image plane appear to converge. The number and placement of the vanishing points determines which perspective technique is being used. The concept was first used by Renaissance artists such as Donatello, Masaccio and Leonardo da Vinci.
- linear perspective is a drawing with 1-3 vanishing points.
- curvilinear perspective is a drawing with either 4 or 5 vanishing points, in 5 point perspective the vanishing points are mapped into a circle with 4 vanishing points at the cardinal headings N,W,S,E and one at the circle origin.
- reverse perspective is a drawing with vanishing points that are placed outside the painting with the illusion that they are "in front of" the painting.
Vanishing points can also refer to the point in the distance
where the two verges of a road appear to converge. This is often
used to help assess the upcoming curves in the road; to judge the
radius and therefore the entry speed and optimum line. If the
vanishing point moves towards you or to your sides, the curve is
tightening. If the vanishing point moves away from you or comes to
center, the curve is straightening.
A vanishing point is the point where parallel lines seem to meet when represented in perspective.
The point at which receding parallel lines viewed in perspective appear to converge.
The Vanishing Point is a point in a drawing where parallel lines appear to converge. There are different perspective techniques used for drawing a vanishing point. A vanishing point can also be a point in the distance where the edges of a road appear to converge, making the road look as if it disappears.
it is the point in the image where all the points of view point toward infinity good answer very dictionaryish. also, this applies to all lines except vertical. If you get good you can have two vanishing points where if the line needs to be drawn to the left side of the page then u use the left vanishing point.
A Perspective Image is an image that looks realistic and tends to be almost 3D, there is at least one vanishing point. Think of an image of a road. Notice how the road is large where we stand but gradually gets smaller until we can't see it at all? That's where the vanishing point is. A Non-perspective image is an image that lacks in a vanishing point and is almost flat.
Three point linear prespective is when there are three established vanishing points. In three point linear prespective verticles cease to be verticle and instead run twords the third vanishing point. In this particular prespective the first two vanishing points establish the horizon line whil the third is located either above or below the horizon line.