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November 1st, 2011, 09:49 AM
Hi, first time post here for me. Landscape art has never been my strongest, so I decided to practice until I master it. I always have trouble creating a sense of scale with my works. I wanted to know what are some pro tips I can use.
November 1st, 2011, 10:01 AM
Scale requires less details for the bigger objects. If you can see most of a skyscraper, don't paint the window sashes. Linear and atmospheric perspective apply. Overlapping elements in the composition to make scale obvious and worms eye views also enhance the effect of size.
November 1st, 2011, 10:17 AM
Thanks! I am going to remember this tips!
November 1st, 2011, 08:38 PM
People have an innate sense of the size and scale of things like windows, doors, cars, dogs, forks, trees, people, kids, horses, etc. Generally these are called "scale indicators" and their use, in combination with linear and atmospheric perspective as dpaint mentions, go a long way toward developing the sense of scale in an image.
November 1st, 2011, 10:23 PM
What's good, mein! :D
November 4th, 2011, 08:20 PM
Omen! That cracked me up man! Thanks! Things are good - hope things are good for you!
November 4th, 2011, 08:53 PM
Hey, Jeff is back. This day got better!
Done hibernating? I assume?
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