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If you are not familiar with perspective drawing, read our article on 3d drawing first.
multilink structure
Here is another view of the multilink structure discussed in 3D Drawing.

Draw it in two-point linear perspective.

Which properties of the original structure are preserved in your drawings, which are not?  You should think about:
  • the relationship between the lengths of the edges of the cubes
  • the angles between them
  • parallel and perpendicular lines

What do you think the advantages of linear perspective drawing are?  What disadvantages are there with this method of representing 3D objects in 2D?