|Some useful tips for incorporating horizons into pictures to give depth of background.|
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|When you draw pictures of people or animals, where do you draw the ground?|
Do you draw it like this, right underneath the feet?
|Well if you do it like this, it's wrong, because it looks like he's walking along a tightrope!|
The best place to put this line - which is the horizon - is further up, about a third of the way. Now it looks like he's walking across the picture properly.
|If you put the horizon line higher, it looks like he's sinking.|
|If the horizon slopes, like this one here, then it looks like he's walking up or downhill, depending on which way you put it.|
|Of course, not all horizons are completely straight lines. However, if you imagine the horizon about a third of the way up, you can build your background onto it. You can add buildings, hills, mountains or the sea - in fact, any background you like, as long as you remember to draw the horizon one-third of the way up the picture.|
Try it yourself!