Use lines, shapes, colour, value to lead a viewer’s eye.

What happens to the shapes, the colour and the value as you move further away in the picture?

Look at these pictures

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Think about

  • how the size changes the further away an object is
  • how the shape can lose focus as it moves away and become unfamiliar, as seen in the photograph
  • in some cases, the colour can change from dark to light

Create your own drawing using these principles

  • colour
  • size
  • focus

If you want to try one-point perspective, draw a dot on the horizon line in the middle of your page and have the lines lead back to that dot when drawing. Try it out!

Pencil drawing of railroad tracks leading off into the distance.