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PE: Power of Perspective

Fri Jan 18, 2013, 1:23 PM

PE: Power of Perspective

Perspective is the angle and depth of a piece of art. Changing perspective allows for drastic differences. There is more than one kind of perspective, and all of them allow for more dynamic pieces of art if used correctly.

There are three common choices, and these are explained later.
Usually perspective deals with how close things appear, and correctly rendering perspective adds depth to an image and increases the impact of the composition.

 One Point Perspective

One point perspective is where there is one vanishing point in a piece. . A vanishing point is essentially the in-the-distance-until-you-can'
t-see anymore point.

You see this perspective often, images of roads, or landscape often have one point perspective.

 One Point Perspective Checkered floor by WillWorks

 One Point Perspective City tut by Swingerzetta     One Point Perspective. by skimlines  One-point Perspective by Xenogia

Examples of one point perspective:

 Two Point perspective

Two vanishing points in the horizon, usually at the sides.  It can be harder to render, however, if used correctly, can be quite dynamic.

Abstract Two-Point Perspective by TBrennan
Two Point Perspective by Rhino0 Two-Point Perspective by Haru-chan77

:: Two point perspective :: by Videogamescool

Three Point Perspective

Two vanishing points on the horizon, then a third vanishing point placed
either far forwards towards the viewer, or back away from the viewer.

This perspective is great for conveying large amounts space without looking too flat.
Metropolis in 3 point by fuzzybudgie
3 point perspective exercise by beamer   Three-Point Perspective by bloochikin Spidey in Three Point by blacksmithx


Related to how perspective impacts composition.


perspective tutorial II by HMSpeedFreek    One Point Perspective City tut by Swingerzetta      New perspective on perspective by HOON

Library reference-perspectives by ArtistsHospital

Adding on to Boxes in Perspective by ccRask

1-Point Perspective Tutorial by dragonictoni

Perspective Tutorial: "4VP?" by GriswaldTerrastone

`Infinite-Heart for #projecteducate

Understanding perspective can impact your artistic results strongly
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AJ333 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ooooh this is super helpful. Thanks for sharing :D
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013   General Artist
:heart: Glad you found it useful!
miontre Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Great article! :D
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   General Artist
Thank yous!
KeyboardingChihuahua Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Ahh I remember my perspective project I had to o in school. I hated it. Too technical and has too much math involved.
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   General Artist
Ah yes. I don't do math, but perspective can be simple as just radiating lines out from a vanishing point!
ttundris Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you for this :3 I really should practice the backrounds, and this will help me for sure.
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   General Artist
Glad it was useful!
SingingFlames Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I've always messed up perspective. I understand the basics ... but I still mess it up soooo badly. ^^; And that's probably why I mainly write, not draw. Great journal! Thanks for sharing! :D
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2013   General Artist
My pleasure! Hope it helps!
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