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Sketch Book Art 1
Analyzing A Painting
Elements of Art
Principles of Design
Form and Contour Line
Positive -Negative Lesson
Value as in Black and White
Value Lesson-Black and White
Still Life Project
Color & Value as in Color
Color Lesson Plan
Paul Klee - Fantastic Child Artist
ttern and Repetition
Decoration Vs. Design
the Illusion of Depth
Illusion of Depth Lesson Plan
Van Gogh Landscape, Line & Marks
Art Nouveau-Organic Design&Pattern
Multi Media Assemblage & Fibre Art
Mixed Media Lesson Plan
Cubism, Fragmentation,Abstraction - Lesson Plan
Texture and Pattern
Pattern and Fish, Texture and Fish
the Illusion of Depth
the Illusion of Depth - Perspective
This page gives you the 7, count 7 examples that make up the ILLUSION OF DEPTH,epth,pth,th (echo)
Please refer to the gallery
Rules to achieve the illusion of depth
3 size and scale-egyptian
4 Perspective, (defined below) 1, 2 or multi pointand or Aerial perspective. Perspective is a mechanical or freehand method for drawing 3 dimensions.
*Foreshortening is also a form of perspective. It is based on an extreme point of view.
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
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.
The Illusion of Depth
can be defined as the illusion of
(3 dimensions) produced on a flat, 2 dimensional surfaces, also called
the picture plane
is a mechanical device for obtaining the illusion of 3 dimensions.
It began roughly around 1300 to 1400, also the time of the Renaissance. Think Giotto
*Perspective creates two types of space.
Examples of Perspective
s, "real authentic" name is linear perspective because of the use of converging and receding lines. Think Math.
Perspective has several componets
3 point or multi point
Perspective must have A horizon (outside) or eye level (inside) line and Vanishing points on this line.
For 1 point perspective you need a horizon line or eye level and a vanishing point. These establish your point of view
Converging lines ( Lines from the object back to the Vanishing point). converging lines are parallel. Think train tracks in to the distance.
will Create the depth of an object.
Notice the position of the skulls in this Cezanne. It has all three grounds.
This Van Gogh has only back and fore grounds. Except for value it almost seems flat.
One Point Perspective
Above is a one point perspective painting. It may have been done using a primitive form of projection.
This painting also uses one point perspective but on people as well as buildings.
With one point Perspective your point of view is frontal with a view of possibly one side AS SHOWN BELOW
Geometric shapes have paralle lines that seem to converge in the distant.
Historically Giotto was one of the first artists to see and use perspective. His use was placement High and low and showing expressive moving faces and bodies. He tended to use the picture plane and the grounds, fore, back and middle grounds. He stressed giving the illusion of movement and emotion to his paintings and Altars.
Two Point Perspective
For 2 point perspective you need the same items as one point, the difference being 2 points placed on the horizon or eye level line.
With 2 point perspective the point of view is angled or quartered You see from an angle or corner.
A 2 point mechanical drawing
Vocabulary - Must learn
one point - works off a flat front, One point on Horizon
two point - works off of an angled front
Two points on the Horizon
multi point multiple points.
birds eye view, seeing the tops of things
worms eye view - seeing the bottoms of things
See Ron Davis in Gallery
Items to explore -
Create 4 different versions of the same letter using some perspective techniques.
Check out some graffiti scripts
Take an existing word and re style it.
help on how to format text
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