Thursday, November 12, 2015

Making Visual Choices

Use Overlap
To Suggest Depth

Overlapping creates the appearance of depth.

You know this already. And I know you know this because everybody knows this. I just thought I would remind you anyway.

Overlapping is probably the easiest way to create the illusion of depth, especially when you are appliqueing a quilt.

The horses in the design above are flat silhouettes. But because they overlap you know the black one is in front of the others. The result is not a flat image but one with depth.

For more depth combine this with a value change.

1 comment:

  1. You are very inspirational. This is brilliant. Personally, I hadn't really thought about it, but I sure will, now!