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The Daily Book of Art by David Schmidt, Rebecca J Razo, Elizabeth T. Gilbert, Amy Runyen, Sharon Robinson, Gabriel Guzman, Dylan Gilbert, Colin Gilbert

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image DAY 91 ART 101

Linear Perspective

THE ILLUSION OF SPACE, PART 1

 

One of the most exciting aspects of drawing and painting is that you can transport the viewer to any place you wish, whether it involves re-creating a landscape from life or fashioning a scene from your own imagination. To help you convincingly represent these locations to the viewer, it’s important to know the basics of linear perspective—a geometric framework for representing a scene or three-dimensional object on a flat surface (such as your paper). The system is based on the fact that objects appear to shrink and parallel lines converge as they move into the distance. ...

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