Foreshortening

A way of representing a subject or an object so that it conveys the illusion of depth; so that it seems to thrust forward or go back into space. Foreshortening's success often depends upon a point of view or perspective in which the sizes of near and far parts of a subject contrast greatly.






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Halo

Line

Form

Chiaroscuro

Picture Plane

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