## Thursday, May 15, 2014

### Perspective Homework

Definitions:

Linear Perspective- A mathematical system for creating the illusion of space and distance on a flat surface such as a canvas or wall.

Horizon Line- In perspective this line is drawn across the canvas at the viewer's eye
level. It represents the line in nature where the sky appears to meet the ground.

Vanishing point- The single point in a picture where all parallel lines that run from the viewer to the horizon line appear to come together. The vanishing point is generally placed at the viewer's eye level.

Orthogonal Lines- Straight diagonal lines drawn to connect points around the edges of a picture to the vanishing point. They represent parallel lines receding into the distance and help draw the viewer's eye into the depth of the picture.

Transversal Lines- a line that connects two orthogonal lines.

One point perspective- It is a perspective in which all parallel lines meet at a single point on the horizon.

Two point perspective- It is a perspective in which all parallel lines meet at two different points on the horizon, both 90˚ from the object.

Practices:

1. One Point Perspective:
One point perspective shows all of the orthogonal lines going back to one point shown with cubes

2. Perspective of a Circle:
This is showing the perspective of a circle as an ellipse in a one point perspective

3. Showing Depth:
This shows depth using a one point perspective with a subject of trees

4. Showing Depth:
This shows depth using a one point perspective and color: Another way to make the paper seem like it has depth is by making the background blue and hazy

5. Two Point Perspective:
Two point perspective is shown by looking at a cube from an edge and having all orthogonal lines lead to two points on the horizon line.