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
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.
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.
Size relative to another object. Scale can be used to depict distance in two dimensions - the more distant object is smaller in scale.
A technique used to depict space in 2-D artworks in which the closer object covers up, or overlaps, the more distant object.
A form of perspective in which the more distant objects are depicted in a greyish or bluish haze.
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.