An awareness of perspective -- whether it's observing the way a road recedes as it approaches the skyline or viewing your favorite furry friend from a unique angle -- is integral to how we see the world and how we create art. Perspective gives our work depth, accuracy and realism, and a proper handle on incorporating perspective into one's work is the mark of a proficient artist.
As with most artistic skills, mastering perspective calls for practice with specific techniques, and learning how these techniques are best utilized in the creation of an image. Certainly, perspective is a fundamental building block in the artistic process. As artist Paul Heaston says in his tutorial for 2-point perspective, "Whether you’re working on a landscape or a still-life, knowing the rules of 2-point perspective in particular can be the difference between drawing a believable, realistic space and creating a space that just doesn’t work."
Craftsy's First Friday Fine Art Gallery:
Studies in Perspective
For this First Friday in March, we'd like to highlight the excellent use of perspective by artists in our own community. These works present perspective beautifully, and, while each work is unique, each one reflects the artist's conscious attention to perspective lines.
To master the art of perspective in your own artwork takes practice and study. Learn the processes that will allow you to properly incorporate perspective in the new course, The Art and Science of Perspective, taught by classically-trained artist and architectural illustrator Jeff DiCicco.
Do you find it difficult to incorporate perspective into your own artwork?