Friday, October 25, 2013

Atmospheric Perspective

Today we went outside in 8th grade and did some charcoal drawings of the mountains east of campus. We have been learning about the various forms of linear perspective.

In our last stop on the perspective train we learned about atmospheric perspective.
Atmospheric perspective doesn't rely on lines, it relies heavily on value to create the illusion of depth. Texture, shape, or form also contribute to the illusion of perspective. We also reviewed background, middle ground and foreground and how these contribute to perspective.

Gathering up some supplies we went outside with some charcoal, drawing boards, tissue paper, and an assortment of eraser.

There were dirty hands and faces after class!