Thursday, March 11, 2010

Basics about creating distance

I have this really nifty chart that will help you so much with creating distance in your paintings/drawings. There are so many little tricks that create the illusion that things are receding besides just normal perspective rules. If you use these you will be successful at it. It's self explanatory, really. I think you will understand. The only thing that puzzled me a bit was where it says overlapped and overlapping. What this means is that in the foreground the object will overlap something. That shows it is in front. The object behind and , therefore, further back will be overlapped. I had a small copy of this chart that I just put on my table next to my easel that I could refer to from time to time until I fully understood it. I hope this is helpful to someone.

Art History Moment: For any of you that are interested in the history of art you will find that when you study it you can't do it without learning about the art itself (of course), politics, culture and religion. That's what makes it so very interesting!

Remember my new blog address will be Changing probably the beginning of next week. It's partially up but not in complete working order as of yet.


  1. Thanks, Linda. I think it is going to be so much more fun. This looks kind of incomplete now to me. Also barren. Looking forward to a whole lotta laughing (horse, that is......comments, etc.).