Wednesday, February 3, 2010

2/1 Composing Ideal Solids

Monday night we made drawings composing with the Ideal Solids from the previous week.  The brief lecture introduced four concepts for creating depth: 1.) overlapping forms 2.) diminishing scale of objects as the recede into the distance 3.) value; dark values recede, light values advance and lastly 4.) atmospheric perspective: the influence of atmospheric conditions on the forms within a composition.  Atmospheric perspective (a.k.a. aerial perspective) breaks the composition into three levels; foreground, middle ground and background.  Objects in the foreground have crisp, sharp details with rich, intense values and colors.  As objects recede into the distance, their size diminishes, their edges and details become fuzzy or blurred and the values and colors lose their intensity. Drawing by Kate Picchi.

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