This tutorial explores approaches different types of perspective used by artists to create depth in two-dimensional artworks.
Image of Paris Street; Rainy Day, Gustave Caillebotte, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gustave_Caillebotte_-_Jour_de_pluie_%C3%A0_Paris.jpg; Image of Landscape in the Style of Yan Wengui, Dai Jin, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Dai_Jin-Landscape_in_the_Style_of_Yan_Wengui.jpg; Image of Primavera, Sandro Botticelli, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Botticelli-primavera.jpg
A form of perspective in which the more distant objects are depicted in a greyish or bluish haze.
A form of perspective in which the lines of manmade objects (roads, buildings) are at right angles to the picture plane and converge toward a vanishing point.
A technique used to depict space in 2-D artworks in which the closer object covers up, or overlaps, the more distant object.
A technique used to depict the illusion of distance in 2-D artworks. The more distant object is shown through positioning over or on a diagonal with the closer object. Even though both may appear the same size, the eye reads the object that is positioned higher as more distant.
Size relative to another object. Scale can be used to depict distance in two dimensions - the more distant object is smaller in scale.
The point on the horizon where the straight lines of linear perspective converge. The two sides of a road appear to come together at the vanishing point.