Make your drawings deep---and lift the colors!---with this creative erasure technique.
When you look at a distant landscape, have you noticed that objects that are far away seem slightly faded compared to those in the foreground? This idea, called "atmospheric perspective" is the concept that realistic landscape painters use to make their paintings seem deep. We see the world through the air, which has density. On some days, such as a misty morning or a hot and hazy afternoon, you can see even less than on a clear day.
To create a realistic landscape drawing, use Crayola® Erasable Colored Pencils to draw a scene on white paper. Make sure your drawing has a background, a middle ground, and a foreground.
Now, lightly erase most of the background, leaving only a hint of it behind. Erase about half of the middle ground. Leave the foreground untouched. Your drawing seems to have much more depth than when you began. The foreground colors appear to lift right off of the page!
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