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How to create depth and a three-dimensional feeling in an image with the help of colors?

Updated: Mar 17, 2021

The world around us is three-dimensional, and our drawing page consists of only two dimensions. The missing dimension is the depth dimension, so we need to think of good methods for inserting the depth into our painting.

To get a sense of depth and draw a three-dimensional object we will first need to look at the object properly. If for example we want to draw a cube, then the cube has not been translated into our drawing as one square, but as several slightly distorted squares (usually three) that complement each other when each represents one side of the cube.

sing the intensity of the lines (or color differences) a three-dimensional optical illusion can be created. So if we play with the illusion of what is closer to the viewer and what is farther to the viewer, more blurry, stronger, brighter or brighter colors we can translate this into three dimensions for example:

One of the methods to give a sense of depth to an image is to give sharpness to adjacent objects and blur the wider areas. It gives a sense of focusing on the nearest object and as you move out into the background the image is blurred. So in fact it works in reality as well. Our eye perceives the object we are looking at in a focused way, and everything we see is much more blurred. If it is the sides of the image at the corners of the eyes

light and shadow

The basic idea of ​​light and shadow is that a particular object with a solid color or not, can appear as shades of darkness and lightness different from our point of view. The light source that illuminates the object gives brightness to the part in front of it across the wider space than it will be darker. Aside from the light source that gives brightness and darkness to the object itself, there can also be differences in brightness and darkness between the various objects. So the closer the object is to us, the brighter it will be and the farther away the object is from us, the darker it will be. We usually tend to ignore the light and shadow that give the feeling of depth in the painting and create all the objects as flat. We can look at a cube and say it is white, but if we look closely we will find that the cube is made up of millions of different colors. We must only try to pay attention and lighten or darken in order to continue what is before us that we are trying to paint.

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