Perspective (from Latin perspicere, to see through) in the graphic arts, such as drawing, is an approximate representation, on a flat surface (such as paper), of an image as it is seen by the eye. The two most characteristic features of perspective are that objects are drawn:

  • Smaller as their distance from the observer increases.
  • Foreshortened: depict from front in perspective, which is to say that the size of an object’s dimensions along the line of sight are relatively shorter than dimensions across the line of sight.

Another definition says that perspective is the technique used to represent a three-dimensional world (what we see) on a two-dimensional surface (a piece of paper or canvas) in a way that looks realistic and accurate, as we see it in nature. Perspective is used to create an illusion of space and depth on a flat surface (or the picture plane).

One-Point Perspective

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Two-Point Perspective


Three-Point Perspective


Aerial perspective or atmospheric perspective


Bird’s-eye view


Worm’s-eye view


  1. anjana00 says:

    I really like this photographies and they are a very good example of the perspectives.

  2. I really love all the pictures they are soo amazing!

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