The horizon line

In the post Perspective The Terminology I defined the horizon line as a line that, imaginatively, through the projection plane at the same height of the point of view. In a landscape the horizon often coincides with the line that separates the sky … [Continue reading]

Two point perspective

In urban and rural landscapes it's very difficult find objects with one side parallel to projection plane. They are almost always divergent in respect to it. The perspective helps the artists also in these situations, helping to create space and … [Continue reading]

One point perspective

Lines converging to a single point give to the observer a sense of depth. This basic principle is used in perspective to simulate three dimensional worlds on two dimensional supports (i.e. canvas, sheet and so on). In this article I am going to … [Continue reading]

Perspective. The terminology.

In the Composition and Perspective post I explained what perspective is.  In this article I will introduce the basic terms used in perspective. Almost all the books or articles about perspective have their own terminology. To avoid confusion I will … [Continue reading]

Bob Ross

Bob Ross is a household name in the United States but little known in Italy. This guy has become famous in America through a television series entitled The Joy of Painting in which he taught to paint beautiful landscapes. Those videos are easily … [Continue reading]

What colors make brown?

In the color article I defined what a color is and I defined its three dimensional nature.  Moreover, I said, at the end of the article, that to understand the color of an object you must always ask yourself four questions. … [Continue reading]