|The Horizon Line
The Horizon Line is basically the dividing point between the sky and the ground or up and down. This is based upon your visual perception, or more simply put, this is based upon your eye level.
The horizon line is always at the viewers eye level.
The horizon line is a horizontal, straight line that is drawn from the left side of your paper to the right side. It can be in the middle of the paper, at the top, or at the bottom, or anywhere inbetween that you choose. The placement of this line determines if you are looking up, down, or straight across an environment.
If the horizon line is placed high on the paper, you will be looking down. If the horizon line is placed low on the paper, you will be looking up. We take our visual cues for every object that we are looking at from the horizon line.
|Looking down||Lookng up||Looking straight|
|We usually think of perspective as it pertains to an object, like a table, a chair, a building, or an environment such as a room. But in reality, perspective pertains to everything. This includes plants, animals and humans.