A drawing that shows depth..

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  01 January 2013
A drawing that shows depth..

Hi guys! I'm not sure this is the right section to be posting this, but it's discussion, and I'm discussing! I'm applying for computer animation at Ringling, and my counselor said I should do a drawing that shows depth. Like, foreground, middle ground, and background. I've really been stuck on this and I only have about 3 days before I submit my portfolio. Could I get some help with ideas? Inspiration maybe? Anything?
  01 January 2013
Are you asking what these elements (foreground, middle ground, background) mean, or are you looking for ideas of a scenario that contains these elements?

  01 January 2013
I'm looking for ideas that contain these elements. Something that will really make them stand out, to show that I have understanding of depth.
  01 January 2013
Why not simply pick a subject you like drawing and create those elements within the drawing? If you don't care what you are drawing, then just GIS "foreground middle ground background". Honestly, this sounds like a pretty simple assignment to be so hung up on it.

  01 January 2013
I think a simple row of objects will do fine. How the front most one has the most contrast and as they go further and further back, the less contrast they have (and also smaller). You'd also get to show that you understand form, lights and shadows too.

Just something I grab off google and photoshop to show you my idea. Please ignore the white artifacts.

Original drawing. Not by me.

Last edited by Panupat : 01 January 2013 at 06:43 AM.
  01 January 2013
double post

Last edited by Panupat : 01 January 2013 at 06:41 AM.
  01 January 2013
sorry double post

Last edited by Panupat : 01 January 2013 at 06:41 AM.
  01 January 2013
I think they are simply asking you for an example with a foreground, midground and background element.

This is an example of one (the image on the right) - quick Google search finds it:

These elements are the fundamentals to any strong image.

Richard Rosenman
Director & Supervisor
  01 January 2013
Here is a good resource:
Look at the work of classical artists like
Johannes Vermeer


Samuel Dirksz van Hoogstraten

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Last edited by RobertoOrtiz : 01 January 2013 at 04:28 PM.
  01 January 2013
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