Sculptors are artists that work in a variety of mediums. Wood, stone, clay and metal are four of the most popular. Many artists make a rough drawing of their finished piece before they begin. This helps them to get all the details correct. Spacing and size are very important when...

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When an artist has completely prepared their canvas, the next step is to lightly draw an outline of the work they will create. This step is not mandatory, but it does assist the artist with the fine details of their work. Painting is a two-dimensional form of art that is...

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Pottery is a three dimensional form of art because it has height, width and depth. Even if the piece is flat, there is still a third dimension. This is where it differs from art works such as paintings or drawings. There are three distinct measurements to each work of pottery....

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Length and width are two important dimensions in the world of art. Artists that work with only these two dimensions must add depth through perspective. An artist that draws will have a perspective point within their work. All of the objects they draw will be in relation to this perspective point to provide depth to their drawing. Without it, the drawing will look primitive. Primitive artists had not quite figured out how to include depth in their works.

Painters are another group that deals with perspective points to give their art a perception of depth. They use the same technique to add perspective. Other artists that use this technique are those that work with leather and wood burning. They create a design or picture with little or no physical depth. Some woodworkers create scenes that are relatively flat as well. While they have the option of creating depth within their piece, many use the surface only.