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6 Ways to Achieve Aerial Perspective in Painting

Aerial Perspective

Want to add a feeling of distance in your paintings? We can use the principles of aerial perspective to do that. Here are the 6 aerial/atmospheric perspective phenomena that occur in nature. As the distance increases,
Colors become lighter and closer to sky color
We see fewer details in objects
Edges become blurred
Value Contrast reduces
Size of objects reduces
Overall values become lighter
The video below shows how I use these in a painting.

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An artist has to overcome various challenges when he or she wants to paint a good painting. The drawing should be right, the composition has to be appealing, the colors should be right and values of the colors should be right too and these are just a few of the many such things. In this post, …

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