An Artist’s Perspective

For many artists perspective is a tricky topic to comprehend. Until now, many artists struggle to come to grips with creating an illusion of depth in their paintings, but in fact perspective more than just depth, it  is “the technique of representing a three dimensional image” that means it must have aspects of height, width and depth. Without this particular skill you will find that your artwork is nothing more than a lifeless painting or sketch, void of any sense of reality, which of course nobody wants to see! It is in fact the skill to transform a completely flat piece of paper to resemble truth conveying a sense of space and depth.


In western Art many refer to perspective as ‘linear perspective’. This concept was derived in the 15th century by Leon Battista Alberti and architect Filippo Brunelleschi. By ploting straight lines the artists were able to determine where things must go, breathing life into flat one dimensional painting. Linear perspective transformed how we see beautiful art paintings with this practice still being used today.


In order to understand this vast subject, firstly get to know and understand the terminology. There is a lot to deal with and without it you will only be more confused and frustrated. Whether its understanding vanishing lines or one point perspective, take it slow and have patience. The hardest part is not only understanding but remembering to use it through your art work.

This video below demonstrates digitally different viewpoints on a subject.



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  4 Replies to “An Artist’s Perspective”

  1. Luis Olmendo
    January 2, 2013 at 3:00 pm

    Hasta que no vi el final no me hubiese dado cuenta. Que buen video. Un saludo y Feliz año Maite

  2. Mr.P
    January 2, 2013 at 3:05 pm

    Amazing! I really think perspective is everything in Art. Happy new year 2013 to all!

  3. Jesús
    January 6, 2013 at 12:33 am

    I like how you show depth and space in your paintings. Congrats. I especially love the picture of Prague, is so real! Happy 2013

  4. January 22, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Your blog is very interesting and fanatic, I really think perspective is everything in Art, at the same time the blog theme is unique and perfect, great job. This online art gallery is amazing..

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