Friday, May 13, 2011

Warm Colors in the Distance

The newest installment of my magazine masterclass series on atmospheric perspective is about to hit the newsstands.

In the June/July issue of International Artist magazine, I explore an effect called “reverse atmospheric perspective,” where the colors get warmer rather than cooler as they go back. It’s a fairly rare phenomenon in nature, so it creates an exotic mood that’s just as popular in modern cinema and fantasy painting as it was for the Hudson River School painters.

The article includes a step-by-step sequence of the Dinotopia painting “Light on the Water” which has never been published before, either on this blog or in the book Color and Light.

The issue is packed with other interesting features, including a new feature on illustration curated by Rebecca Guay and a well illustrated interview with Dr. Johan Cederlund, director of the Zorn Museum.

International Artist magazine

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