Tuesday, March 2, 2010
3/1 Two Point Linear Perspective
The rules of linear perspective follow:
1. Perspective establishes the location of the viewer; above, below, center, left or right. Therefore, you must have a fixed point of view.
2. All parallel lines will appear to converge at vanishing points located on the horizon line (eye level).
3. Horizon Line and Eye Level are the same thing.
4. A high horizon line displays more ground than sky (bird's eye view).
A low horizon line displays more sky than ground (bug's eye view).
Middle horizon line displays equal parts.
5. Objects will appear to diminish in size as they recede into the distance.
For examples of perspective in art look at the work of M.C. Escher.