ANIMATION WORLD MAGAZINE - ISSUE 5.01 - APRIL 2000
Using The Idea Of Atmosphere
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Illustration No.2 Illustration No.3
Let's look a little closer at our example. Illustration No. 2 is a close-up of the hip area. Now you will see that the tone from the background actually moves over the hip and in combination with the accent and fading of the line separates the forms of the hip from the waist.
Illustration No. 3 illustrates the same point and is also an example of using alternating tones of light and dark to give depth and separate forms.
Illustration No.4 Illustration No.5
Illustration No. 4 (above) is a more standard use of atmospheric perspective. The shadow areas have been combined by bringing the values closer together and simplifying detail. Notice how the core and cast shadow have been used to show the roundness of the forms and to contrast the sharp accents with the subtleties of the shadows and reflected light, thus giving a luminosity to the whole. Illustration No. 5 shows how the overall tone is wrapped around the form, giving the feeling of form emerging from a fog.
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