Why is Perspective Important in Art?

Perspective is an art technique for creating an illusion of three dimensions on a flat surface.

Horizon

The horizon is a line on eye level. But in art it’s the line on the eye level from the artist. So a fixed line in the art piece. It is easy to find by following architecture, tables, windows etc.  But in a human drawing there is also perspective. Search in everything you look at for whether you are looking from under or where are you looking from above.

Noella Roos, Alfo , horizon

Noella Roos, Juicy, Perspective

Two paintings from me with a different horizon

two paintings in different horizon

Vanishing Point

The vanishing point is the place where parallel lines appear to come together in the distance. I call them V.  A piece of art can have more than one vanishing point.

Types of Perspective:

One point perspective                  Horizon and 1 vanishing point

Shoulder Blade Bone

Two point perspective                  Horizon and 2 vanishing point

Foot Bone Human Anatomy for Artist

Three point perspective               Horizon and 3 vanishing points

Skull Bone Anatomy for Artist

Four point perspective                 Horizon and 4 vanishing points

Skull Bone Anatomy for Artist

Photo perspective             Horizon and round lines to vanishing point

Skull Bone Anatomy for Artist

Perceptive perspective      Horizon and round lines to vanishing point, bends more by the horizon. The back is straight.

Skull Bone Anatomy for Artist

Reverse perspective                   Opposite of a horizon

Skull Bone Anatomy for Artist

Parallel perspective                      No Horizon

Skull Bone Anatomy for Artist

Aerial or Atmospheric perspective          Colour will be softer near the horizon. Sharper the father way of the horizon

Skull Bone Anatomy for Artist