Art Video of the Week - Creating Depth

This week Carrie, the Watercolor Misfit, walks through the process of creating depth in your art.

While the medium used in this video is watercolour, the essential principles remain the same and the basic techniques can be applied regardless of the medium you're inclined to use.

I think the key point in this video, for me anyways, is that the illusion of depth is tied to contrast and detail. As a photographer, we understand the concepts of depth of field and factor them into our photography, and this also applies to art in general. Things closer to you will be more distinct and sharp, further away they will be fuzzy and less detailed.

Anyways, Carrie does a great job explaining the approaches:

As an aside, I really love her illustration style. The approach is simple, clean, and very approachable.