Gaining Perspective

Blue hills

Artists use two kinds of perspective : linear and atmospheric (or aerial). Linear perspective uses lines and vanishing points to determine how much an object’s apparent size changes with distance. Atmospheric perspective deals with how the appearance of an object is affected by the space or atmosphere between it and the viewer. Leonardo da Vinci noticed this latter phenomenon and dubbed it ‘the perspective of disappearance.’”
Used together, linear and aerial perspective can create the illusion of space and dimension in your art, whether a vast landscape or an intimate still life.

Notice, when looking into the distance:
1.    Diminishing size
2.    Diminishing detail
3.    Diminishing contrast
4.    Lightening of overall values
5.    Neutralization of color/possible shift to blue

Blue layer landscape


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