Here is a quick tutorial on how to build in perspective... without using the perspective grid.
And in the process create a really cool house with this nifty trick. It does play with your mind as you put the pieces in place but come together really well. Enjoy!
Start with a rectangle. Choose a color fill, no stroke.
Select the left two corners with the Direct Selection Tool. Hold SHIFT + DOWN ARROW and move the right side down several clicks.
Option click + drag the parallelogram and duplicate the shape.
Select the new shape. Chose the Reflect Tool and reflect the shape over the vertical access.
Move the 2 shapes together so they meet at the front edges.
Option + Click and drag the right shape to the left edge. Send the shape to the back. Object > Arrange > Send to Back. Align the edge of the back shape to the edge of the front shape.
Option + Click and drag the left shape to the right back edge. Send the shape to the back. Object > Arrange > Send to Back. Align the edge of the back shape to the edge of the right shape. In this case was made darker to show the back edge.
Use the Direct Selection tool to select the lower edge of the right shape and copy and past the line segment.
Duplicate one side of the shape
Reduce the new shape in size and change the color.
Place it on the side of you shape and you have a window.
Repeat the process and add a door.
Duplicate the left back side and bring to to the front and align the edges as shown.
With the direct selection tool, select the two lower left and right edges. Then move the line segment to align to the sides. You now have a lawn.
Using the Direct Selection tool to drag over the top points at the back edge and select the 2 points that touch at the top corner.
Click the up arrow several time on the keyboard to raise the point up to get the roofline you want.
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