Drawings, paintings, photographs, in fact, all representational images are, inherently, flat. Creating the illusion of objects that are at various distances from the viewer has been a magic trick of artists ever since realism became fashionable among cave dwellers. The skill of creating depth in a flat image involves several techniques and tricks such as:

  1. Separating objects clearly :
  2. Details :
  3. Contrast :
  4. Leading the eye :

Creating the illusion of depth in a two dimensional (flat) image has always been a primary fascination that people have had with representational art.


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