The South Esk River at Perth, Tasmania.

Wide, skinny images, also known as panoramas, look wider than they really are. The composition seems to be ‘stretched’ to the point where some of the details look to be out of proportion.

This is a great way to add ‘drama’ to a composition.

One has to be careful though when selecting a suitable subject/composition for this type of artwork.

There is a great feeling of ‘distance’ especially when you look from either bottom corner of today’s featured coloured pencil drawing and following the river until it disappears from view.

I quite like panoramas.



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3 Responses to WIDE & SKINNY

  1. Gillian says:

    My favourite shape of all – in photography it’s called the letterbox format and it’s a great way to crop an image to give instant dynamism.
    I love this piece, Richard. I can ‘see’ the fast current of the water and it leads me through the composition.

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