adj.Slanting; sloping.Not parallel or perpendicular.n.A drawing that shows two sides of a building.


In an oblique3, two dimensions form a plane parallel to the plane of view, and the third dimension is at a 45 degree angle. As a result, oblique drawings do not have a vanishing point; parallel lines in the original remain parallel in the drawing. Obliques are distinguished from elevations, which show only one side of the building or object. Oblique perspective describes a drawing or image that shows the subject from the side, but which has perspective; parallel lines in the original converge to a vanishing point in the drawing.