Unformatted text preview: itle of the work to know that it is
a depiction of a bicycle race. What is
unique about Ruiz’s painting is the perspective of the event he shows us. We,
the viewers, stand directly in the path
of the leading cyclists as they bear down
on the finish line!
Notice that Ruiz creates the illusion of
deep space by using all six perspective
techniques: overlapping of objects, size,
placement, detail, color, and converging
lines. Note also that, despite the crowds
of people in the painting, Ruiz fills his
composition with space and light by
placing most of the people at the sides of
the road. SUPPLIES
Digital camera or scanner
Image-editing or paint program
Sketchbook and pencil
Graphics drawing tablet (optional) 126 CHAPTER 5 Shape, Form, and Space What You Will Learn
In this project, you will create a digital genre scene that creates the illusion
of deep space. A genre scene is an artwork
depicting an event from everyday life—
in this case, from your own. As in Figure 5.37, you will use as many of the six
perspective techniques as you can.
Using a digital or traditional camera,
you will capture an ordinary, everyday
scene or event. Then you will import or
scan the images into an image-editing or
paint application to experiment with
perspective techniques. Creating
Think for a moment about everyday
experiences or places that have a special
meaning for you. List them. Make notes
and sketches in your sketchbook. Plan
how you will draw from your experiences to create the visual solutions for
your scene. Will there be one or more
people in your scene? Will you place
yourself in the scene? Apply perspective
techniques to help you create the illusion
of depth. Place larger, more vividly
colored and detailed shapes in the foreground. Overlap some objects. Make the
scene unique. Consider photographing
the genre scene from a unique angle to
take advantage of converging lines.
Step 1 List every person or object
you will need to stage your scene.
When everything is set up, take several
images of your subject in its space from
Step 2 Download your digital
images or scan your photos into the
computer, and select your best composition. Get opinions from your classmates
and teacher to help you select your
strongest image. Evaluating Your Work
DESCRIBE What experience did you draw
from for your genre scene? Do people appear
in the setting? Did you add extra objects?
What were they? What kind of a camera did
you use? How did you download the image
into the computer? What software tools did
you use to modify your digital image?
ANALYZE Did you achieve the illusion
of deep space in your image? Compare and
contrast the perspective techniques you used
to create deep space.
INTERPRET Were you successful in
expressing your feelings about the place or
event? Give the image a title that sums up
the feelings or mood you were trying to
JUDGE Were you successful in staging your
genre scene to achieve the illusion of depth?
Use one or m...
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