Tip file: Relationship of size and distance in perspective

From Anthony Waichulis, in the April 2009 issue of The Artist’s Magazine:

To get a good idea of how quickly size diminishes with distance, gather a small piece of acrylic glass (or other safe, clear material) and a marker. Place two identical objects at a fair distance apart. Looking through the acrylic at the objects, mark the width or length of each of them on the clear surface and note the size difference. Do this at several varying distances will help you understand how quickly receding objects will “shrink.”

Give your work the illusion of spatial depth. Anthony Waichulis explains five simple effects of perspective in the April 2009 issue, available in print and as a digital download.

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