How to Draw a Cube Easy (1-Point Perspective)| TIP 154 | VIDEO


Learn perspective easy

Pretty often beginners feel overwhelmed in front of perspective. There are so many lines going here and there that you even don’t know how to start.

So I made this video to show you stroke-by-stroke how to draw a cube in an easy and simple way. (And the relaxing way)

In this video, you will realize it’s actually easy.
There is nothing to be afraid of drawing a cube in perspective.

With a bit of practice, you will know how to draw a cube in multiple angles forever!


You can watch all the previous video of the beginner series at the link below:

  1. How to draw straight lines
  2. How to draw perfect squares
  3. How to draw awesome circles
  4. Let’s now look at How to sharpen your sense of proportion with that easy trick of division.

Cube drawing in perspective tutorial in a few pictures 

Below is a preview of the design sketching book (pdf) for beginners you can download for free here: the Designer Starter Kit.

Learn how to see in perspective - Cube drawing with 1-point perspective

Learn how to see and draw with the easy perspective techniques


How to recognize a cube with 1 or 2-point perspective

How to recognize 1 or 2-point perspective


Check the viewer's point of view. Is he facing a front face or a corner?

Check the viewer’s point of view. Is he facing a front face or a corner?


Learn how to spot the Horizon line - if the viewer is below or above the cube

Learn how to spot the Horizon line to see if the viewer is below or above the cube


Perspective vocabulary: Horizon line (eye level), Vanishing points, Converging lines

Perspective vocabulary: Horizon line (eye level), Vanishing points, Converging lines


CAUTION: All horizontals are strictly horizontal. All verticals are strictly vertical.

CAUTION: All horizontals lines are strictly horizontal. All verticals lines are strictly vertical.


Now you are ready to draw them at any angles!

Now you are ready to draw them at any angles!


Let's make your sketches pop using line weight

Let’s make your sketches pop using line weight.

We bold the outlines of the boxes for clarity. The construction lines become invisible. With these lines contrast, we trick the brain to ignore the lighter ones.


What’s next:

For the next video,
I will show you how to draw a cube with a 2-point perspective.

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About The Author

Chou-Tac

Hello! My name is Chou-Tac. I am a Product Designer from France. If the sketching methods I’ve acquired aid me in my life and in my industrial design career, I believe that they can also help you reach your design goal as a student or professional. My aim to help you all along with your design projects and journey. Anytime, feel free to leave a comment in the blog or send me an email at choutac@thedesignsketchbook.com : )

6 Comments

  • rene

    Reply Reply October 19, 2015

    Hi Chou-Tac, if a cube is in 1-point perspective, you won’t be able to see the outside of its sides and in 2-point perspective, you won’t be able to see any 90 degree corners.

    • Chou-Tac

      Reply Reply October 20, 2015

      Hello Rene, I am not sure I understand what you mean. Do you mind reformulate ?

      Thank you 🙂

      • rene

        Reply Reply October 21, 2015

        I mean, if viewed from 1-point perspective, we can only see only 1 side of the cube.
        If we can see more than 1 side, it will be 2-point or 3-point perspectives, then the sides that we can see will no longer be a perfect square.

        • Chou-Tac

          Reply Reply October 21, 2015

          What you say it’s true. 1 point perspective is actually a simplified version of 2-point perspective. As well as 2-point perspective is a simplified version of the 3 point perspective.

          Basically we should draw everything with 3 points ! Haha. But in sketching, we like to use method that makes our life easier. 2 and 3 point are the most common perspective I use. But 1 is convenient for a room, a street with no high building for example.

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