Saturday, October 29, 2011

intermediate homework 10/29/11 The illusion of space

You've heard this before, but it bears repeating:

Start your treatment of a new subject by identifying the major shapes. Which parts of the composition need to be separated from each other for the feeling of space to be apparent? Consider which variables you will use to enhance the feeling. Generally speaking, it takes two, or more of color, wetness, value and composition working together to establish a clear separation.

Joyce Hicks, Pennsylvania Idyll, 18 x 24
The location of each shape in the illusory space is obvious in this landscape. Which variables are at work to make it clear?

Stanislaw Zoladz, Lofoten
The big change from foreground to background is brought about mostly with color temperature, but there is more to it than that...

Make a study of a new subject that involves believable space. Be thoughtful in your consideration of the feeling of depth you want, and how to create it. Be prepared to describe what your plan was to the class. Have fun.

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