Using the same method as before for creating vertical lines, begin adding lines to the columns. They should be closer together towards the edges, and further apart as they near the middle.
Make a new layer titled “tiles” below the “sketch” layer.
Create horizontal lines running across the bottom (shift and drag across). These should follow the same principal as the columns, except they get closer together the further from the bottom they get.
This will create the illusion of depth.
Make a new layer above this layer. It, like “layer 1”, will be merged later on.
Now it is time to finish the floor tiles. The best way to do this is to first turn off shape dynamics. Then, making slanted lines that are an equal distance apart and the bottom of the page, draw them up towards the middle. Let them get closer together at the end, as this will complete the illusion of depth, and give you nice floor tiles.
Merge “layer 1” onto the “sketch” layer, and “layer 2” onto the “tiles” layer.
Erase the parts of the tiles that can be seen through the pot and columns.
And you are finished with the drawing! The next two parts will guide you through coloring the picture, drawing a roman woman, and finishing the digital painting. Continue to Roman House Part II – The Drawing.