Tuesday, June 17, 2014


Foreshortening is a very useful effect used in art.  It makes your picture appear more real and 3-D.  When an object such as a pencil is pointing towards you, it appears shorter.  The part of the object which is closer to you looks much larger, while the portion of the object which is farther away from is much smaller.  Below, I placed an example...

Now you can see that the pencil looks much shorter!  The eraser also looks much bigger than the tip of the pencil.  Good luck with foreshortening!