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:
- Separating objects clearly :
- Details :
- Contrast :
- 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.