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Variations in Color

 

Aerial Perspective - Warm Colors

Aerial Perspective - Warm Colors

You can explore the effects of different scales of graduating colors on the atmospheric perspective of your landscape. In our example above we have limited the use of color to warm hues in order to suggest a hazy sunlit atmosphere.

 

Aerial Perspective - Cool Colors

Aerial Perspective - Cool Colors

Here we have limited the use of color to cool hues in order to suggest a cold misty morning landscape.

 

Aerial Perspective - Reversing the Color Sequence

Aerial Perspective - Reversing the Color Sequence

Unusual lighting conditions in nature can make an ordinary landscape look extraordinary. In this example we have used two graduating scales of color, blue for the buildings and green for the sky. To create our unusual lighting conditions we have changed the tonal sequence of the clouds. Instead of mirroring the dark to light order of the landscape, we reversed their order to create an unsettling atmosphere.

 

Aerial Perspective - Monochrome and Color

Aerial Perspective - Monochrome and Color

In our final example we have combined monochrome and color scales to create a quirky relationship between the landscape and the sky.

Variations in Technique

 

Aerial Perspective - Collage Technique

Aerial Perspective - Collage Technique

You can alter the expressive qualities of your end result by changing the techniques that you use to create the landscape. For example, instead of painting your image in graduating tones, you could create it as a collage with different tones of colored paper.

 

Aerial Perspective - Charcoal and Chalk

Aerial Perspective - Charcoal and Chalk

You could change your technique to drawing with charcoal and chalk, increasing the detail of your landscape with sharp highlights an softly smudged tones, resulting in a more atmospheric image.

 

Aerial Perspective -A Limited Palette

Aerial Perspective -A Limited Palette

You could develop the style of the image by using a limited palette of color pastels to set a subtle mood for the scene.

 

Aerial Perspective - A Wider Range of Colors

Aerial Perspective - A Wider Range of Colors

You could change the dramatic impact of the scene by using a wider range of colors to convey different lighting conditions or to set the scene at a particular time of day .

Using different media and colors will result in different finishes and effects and it is a matter of personal choice and experimentation to find out which appeals most to you.

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