Perspective is basically the art of creating the illusion of depth in 2D drawings or paintings.
So in this lesson, we are going to go over several simple methods that you can use to create depth in your art works.
Methods of Creating Depth In Your Drawings
Overlap – This is a very easy way to create the illusion of depth. You simply draw one object on top of the other in order to show that one is closer than the other.
A drawing with a good number of overlapping objects will automatically have a good sense dimension to it.
Object Placement – This principle states that when an object is place higher up on the paper, it will appear to be further away than if it was placed lower on the paper. This is due to the fact that our brains are conditioned to see this way.
So take advantage of this fact to plane the composition of your drawings or paintings.
Arial Perspective or Atmospheric Perspective – When an object is very far away, it will appear to be much less vivid in details than if it was closer. Also, the color of the object will also become more faded and appear more blue.
This is due to the fact that there are tiny particles in the air that prevents the light from that object to reach our eyes.When the distance between the object and our eyes is not very much, this effect is not noticeable. But the further away the object gets, the more pronounced it becomes.
This is a very effective way of creating depth and is very useful to landscape painters.
Size Variation – As something gets further away, it will appear smaller and smaller. Therefore, if you want to add depth to your drawing, all you have to do is vary the size of the objects in your drawing.
Liner Perspective – And lastly we have liner perspective. This is the art of manipulating the lines of your drawing in order to create the illusion of depth. We will talk more about this in future lessons.
These methods are pretty simple but I hope they gave you a good idea of how perspective can work to make your art more realistic.
Now, if you like this lesson and would like to learn more about perspective drawing, I highly recommend you check out my course, “Perspective Made Simple”
Each lessons cover a different perspective concept, technique, or exercise. They are very beginner friendly and easy to understand.
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I hope you enjoy this perspective drawing lesson.
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thank you for this I learn alittle more today
Hello Ethan, I as a good address. Would like to send you the money for the course thru the mail and discuss when I should be receiving on email. I cannot do over the Internet
Thanks so much,
I’ve learned a lot from your lessons and look forward for the next. I still have a problem where to place the vanishing point in my drawings. I have one picture I would like to start but can’t figure the placement; it is a boat on it’s side leaning up against a wall with a large door to the right side.
It is eye level and I think if I could send you a pictur, it would give you more of an idea what of what I mean. Do you have a way of me sending you a picture?
Excellent teaching method first time that we hear see and understand what’s going on
Thank you very much, Max!
I want to focus on landscape drawing.Do you help me on this , joining your course with perspective
Unfortunately, the perspective does does not cover how to draw landscape. It mostly covers how to draw objects in perspective. I think landscape would be best covered in it’s own course, although I do not have one at this time.
All the best,
fun and interesting Nathan. you are a great teacher.