Tag Archives: Depth

Developing the Drawing

Last week I started with a  basic tone of lines over the preliminary drawing .  This design becomes the foundation to build values and depict details. While filming this week’s video I was dismayed to discover that my video camera has given up the ghost … Continue reading

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One Point Perspective – Part 2

In the last post we saw how parallel lines all go toward the same vanishing point.   This is an easy reference for everything that is parallel.    But  an object usually has height, width and depth – what about … Continue reading

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The P Word

Thus far we’ve talked about three ways of representing three dimensions on a two-dimensional surface: overlapping shapes, diminishing size, and atmospheric perspective. These are all great for still life and landscapes, even figure drawings.  But what if you want to … Continue reading

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Deeper into Depth

In the Northwest there are hills and mountains galore.  I love seeing the layers of light as I hike or drive through them.  Have you ever noticed how the distant hills appear paler and grayer as they recede in the distance?  Not only is … Continue reading

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Creating Depth

How do you draw a road that goes for a miles, or  mountains in the distance, the fullness of a shade tree or even the deep set eyes of a model?  To do all of these things we draw depth –  the illusion … Continue reading

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