Perspective- This is a technique used by artists used to project an illusion of a three-dimensional world onto two-dimensional surface (picture plane). Perspective helps to create a sense of depth --- of receding space. Fundamental techniques used to achieve implied space on a picture plane are: -controlling sizes between objects drawn -overlapping -value changes -color changes -converging lines
Linear Perspective- A system of drawing and painting or in which the artists attempts to create the illusion of spatial depth on a two-dimensional surface. It works by following consistent geometric rules for rendering objects as they appear to the human eye. For instance, we see parallel lines as converging in the distance, although in reality they do not. Stated another way, the lines of buildings and other objects in a picture are slanted inward making them appear to extend back into space. If lengthened these lines will meet at a point along an imaginary horizontal line representing the eye level. Each such imaginary line is called an orthogonal The point at which such lines meet is called a vanishing point.
Irregular use of linear perspective can result in optical illusions and amorphous (having no definite shape).
Vanishing point - In linear perspective, the place on the horizon line where orthogonal lines meet in a drawing.
Horizon line - A level line where water or land seems to end and the sky begins. Vanishing points are usually located on this line.
Craftsmanship - The technique, style, and quality of work. Having a high degree of excellence. The quality is high due to the quality and care the craftsman/artist put into making the piece of work.