Perspective

May 26, 2020

What is perspective?

Here Jane gives her brief summary on Perspective and provides a few examples.

“Perspective is the art of representing three dimensional objects on a two dimensional surface.

This gives the height, width, depth and position in relation to each other.

Perspective has a Latin root meaning “look through “ or “perceive”, and all the meanings of perspective have something to do with looking.”

Examples of perspective with a vanishing point.

The first two examples are of a square box on the left and a rectangle box on the right.

Each box is seen from below, above and eye line.

square and rectangle in perspective

 Same as above but this time we have a triangle on the left and a cylinder on the right.

triangle and cylinder in perspective

And in the last example it is an L shape.

L shape in perspective

Vanishing Point

I mentioned a vanishing point, why is the vanishing point used?

A vanishing point, or point of convergence, is a key element in many works of art.

In a linear perspective drawing, the vanishing point is the spot on the horizon line to which the receding parallel lines diminish.

It is what allows us to create drawings,paintings, and photographs that have a 3D look.

Here I have an example of a vanishing point using perspective. In this picture I have used the eye line perspective you can see where the vanishing point is at it takes you in to the distance.

a street in perspective

If it’s good enough for van Gogh

A frequently used example of one point perspective is one of Vincent Van Gogh’s paintings (of his bedroom in Arles). If you search the web for “example of perspective from vincent van gogh” you will find a number of images such as this one.

It shows where the vanishing point is through the window and you can see quite clearly how it puts all the interior in proportion.

van Gogh perspective

Gadsby’s sell all of the art & craft materials and supplies necessary for creating pieces of art like those created by Jane.

You have to supply the artistic talent and dedication to make the pieces you love. It is hard work, but it is amazing fun too.

Jane is a member of the Gadsby’s team. She has a wide knowledge of the arts & crafts products and materials sold by Gadsby’s both from the perspective of an advisor in the shop and, for many of the products, from personal use too.

Please note that this is not a service that Gadsbys offer to clients – just an example of the private work done by one of the highly skilled and knowledgable Gadsby’s team shown for your interest.

 

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