1. Understanding perspective.
This is where it all starts. In fact to have this, you don’t even have to learn any theory. You can just look at your environment and know how to see the world. Perspective lets you see how what you see in front of you is relative to something you’re not looking at in the first place.
2. Understanding perspective (for the eye)
There are two types of perspective we all rely on in our daily world. Some people have a much more open “looking-through-your-head” perspective to the world, usually with an eye. Others have a bit of “inward looking” where we look through the nose in order to see the world.
Our eyes are two types of eyes-one to the left and one to the right. And when we look up, we see the world from our left eye. But the perspective of the world in front of us is our left eye seeing the world from our right eye. But the perspective of a painting depends on which eye you do the painting from. If you have a closed right eye, the perspective will not be right-side up. If your left is open you’ll see the view of the world from your left (see the image on the right).
3. Understanding the painting itself
With any painting you have to understand what you are seeing, how the painting is created and what is being painted. To see this, we need to learn how the eyes work. The way your eyes work is the way your body works. In both your eyes the light is divided and divided into different areas that are then combined to create the picture.
You also need to understand how we process our information in the brain. The brain processes information in three ways, the visual, auditory and tactile. If the information is processed the appropriate parts of our brain will be engaged (usually auditory or touchy parts). If not the parts of the brain will remain untouched.
When we see something we have to have an ‘out of body’ experience to really see it. With a painting the brain has to be engaged and we will need to have that out of body experience of seeing the painting, seeing it as if it is being painted by our eyes.
4. Understanding colors
Colors are very important to our perception of objects but they are more than just a simple color that makes up objects. The brain needs a whole spectrum of different colors to make sense