How to Draw a Hallway

By Charles Pearson

Drawing hallways is good practice when learning perspective. Most of the lines are dependent on the vanishing point (the point where all lines converge). By learning how to use the vanishing point correctly, drawing a hallway can be easy.

Draw the horizon line.

Draw a box to determine the back wall of the hallway. If you want a long and narrow hallway, increase the height of the box and decrease the width. Use the horizon line to make sure that all sides are even.

Draw lines that extend from the corners of the box outward. Use the protractor to make sure that the lines are somewhat symmetrical. Use the horizon line to help you see if the lines are even.

Erase the horizon line to make it easier to see the hallway.

Widen the vertical lines that make up the back wall to make your hallway wider.

Make the hallway less long and narrow by reducing the length of the top and bottom lines.

Now it's time to add details to make the hallway look more real. To create windows, first draw a horizontal line.

Determine the vanishing point by figuring out where the lines extending from the corners intersect. This will help you get the rest of your lines in proportion.

For the walls, draw the top and bottom parts of everything using the vanishing point while drawing the side lines vertically. With the ceiling, use the vanishing points to draw the sides of the lights, while drawing the top and bottom of the lights horizontally. On the back wall, draw everything normally.


Use the ruler to measure out where you want different lines to go.


With some parts of perspective, you might have to guess at the measurements.

About the Author

Charles Pearson has written as a freelancer since 2009. He has a B.S. in literature from Purdue University Calumet and is currently working on his M.A. He has written the ebooks "Karate You Can Teach Your Kids," "Macadamia Growing Handout" and "The Raw Food Diet."