## Why are lines closer to the vanishing point appear to be longer on paper?

##### 1:13 PM, Wednesday February 9th 2022

Hi drawabox community!

I've completed lesson 1 and I'm doing the 250 box challenges. When planning lines for a box I'll double check if the line is correct by measuring the angles and lengths and I discover that sometimes lines closer to the vanishing point appear to be longer on paper!

From lesson 1 - vanishing point we know that for a set of parallel and equal-length lines, the ones closer to the vanishing point should appear shorter.

However consider this image, specifically the blue line A and the green line B. We see that line B is cloer to the bottom vanishing point, but it is obviously longer than line A. As I'm drawing a box line A and line B should have the same length in a 3D space. Why is this the case? Am I misunderstanding something?