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Animals by Artists
Animals by Kids
Artist's Self Portraits
Artists and their Sketching
Artists Using Words
Art and Words
Australian Dot or Dreamtime Paintings
Chinese Brush Painting
Clouds & Value
Color, Examples of Warm and Cool Color
Continuous Line Drawing
Contemporary Still Life
Still Life contour Drawings
Faces and Contour Drawing
Georgio de Chirico
Depth,Space, too Close
Dragon Flies and Hummingbirds
Drawing Objects Using Shapes
Fibre and Weaving
Folk Art - Music
Frank Gerhy Architect
The Hairy Who School Of Art
Hats by Artists
Illuminated Letters & Manuscripts
the Illusion of Depth
Manet Not Monet
Pen and Ink
Patterns in Line and Shape and Forms
Positive - Negative
Scribble and Gesture
Stylize or Simplify
Strokes and Marks
Trees by assorted artists
Van Gogh Drawings
VAn Gogh Paintings
Velasquez and Zubaran
Wolf Kahn Landscape Pastels
the Illusion of depth
7 ways to achieve the Illusion of depth
What is the illusion of depth? It is an illusion that takes place upon a flat, 2 dimensional plane, a picture plane for art purposes. The illusion is skill based in most cases. It is also a mechanical device. Of course like any good artist (Dali) It can be messed with, bend, distorted, pushed to extremes to obtain those desired effects (MC Escher).
MC Escher was a master at perspective
book of the Dead
the geese of Medum
#2 Shading- these are examples of
value changes and the marking techniques to obtain them.
#3 size and scale-egyptian- The largest is the most important. The smallest well, that would be the opposite of the most important.
Size and scale also have much to do with Proportions.
Below we see the smaller figures are farther away and of course the larger ones are closer. They are also higher and lower in the picture plane respectively. (see #5 & #6 below)
#4 Perspective, (defined below) 1, 2 or multi point and or Aerial perspective. Perspective is a mechanical or freehand method for drawing 3 dimensions.
Examples of 1 & 2 point perspective
Rhaphello-1 point perspective
2 Point is used on the building in the background.
Dali used perspective to the extreme. This is an example of 2 point for all intents and purposes.
Ayuka Sugiura Example of multi point perspective.
Frame and Beam, Ron Davis-multi point perspective.
*Foreshortening is also a form of perspective. It is based on an extreme point of view.
Mantegna, the Dead Christ
Oh that Dali, The Acension
an example of
atmospheric (Value changes) Perspective
#5) Value changes
*As objects recede they lighten in Value (atmospheric perspective, Leonardo da Vinci).
*As objects recede detail is harder and harder to see.
*As objects advance Value gets more intense.
*As objects advance details become clearer..
#6 Position upon the picture plane-Chinese
Mr. Gustave Callibotte again
The use of atmosphere and placement was used extensively by Chinese artists
The higher things are placed in the picture plane, the farther away they appear to be.
The further down on the picture Plane, the closer they seem.
#7 The inclusion of Background, middle ground and fore ground.
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