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a-When working with perspective in art, you will most likely have to implement a technique called foreshortening. Foreshortening became a popular technique during the Renaissance era, where many painters incorporated it into their work. Many of us have probably seen this technique used before, especially when doing our hand sketches, but were not previously aware of it. Foreshortening is a technique used to show an object receding or disappearing strongly into the distance. This is achieved by “compressing” the object and making it seem shorter than it actually is. Almost every object you draw in your art has a form of foreshortening, big or small. When you look at a tall building from below, it becomes foreshortened, or compressed, as the building rises.
Foreshortening is present everywhere, and once you notice it, you really start to appreciate it. Foreshortening is a great way to demonstrate dimension, depth, and form. When I think of foreshortening, I imagine myself pointing towards my face. When I look at my finger, I don’t see every knuckle, and if I were to just outline the shape of my finger, it would be a simple circle. However, when translated to paper, I could put small lines here and there to represent the shape of the nail and the curved underside. After adding smaller details and shading, the viewer could look at it and know that it is supposed to represent a finger.
b- Foreshortening is the rate at which an object gets smaller relative to its distance from the viewer. Using a box as an example, if the far end of the box is considerably smaller than the end nearest to the viewer. Then it’s got a lot of foreshortening applied to it. Often described as being more dramatic foreshortening. If both ends of the box are close to the same size, with the far end only being slightly smaller, then it’s considered to have very little foreshortening or shallow foreshortening.
The foreshortening of an object tells us certain things about it. If an object has really dramatic foreshortening, it’s usually either VERY large. when you look at the top of a tall building from the ground, there’s a visible size difference in the base and the top. it’s extremely close to your eye. If it has shallower foreshortening, it’s going to either be smaller, a more relatable human scale, or very far away.
It is important that you keep this consistent in your scene. That is if you have two objects that are meant to be the same size. It isn’t necessarily enough just to have the closer one be bigger and the farther one is smaller. If you have the farther one have more dramatic foreshortening, that’s going to immediately be glaringly inconsistent, and your viewer is going to have trouble making sense of it. For that reason, I use more dramatic foreshortening quite sparingly. It’s also worth considering what is going to read as being the same size. If you have a bunch of boxes in your scene and nothing else, then those boxes will automatically read as being the same size whether you mean for them to or not because that’s what the brain expects. As such, having inconsistent foreshortening there is going to throw things off. Even if you mean for certain boxes farther away to be absurdly large. This technique is troubling to master, but I would like to take the challenge.