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Depth Tutorial by Ekkoberry Depth Tutorial by Ekkoberry
As stated at the bottom of this tutorial, I plan on doing more of these \o/
Trying to explain perspective basics for friends, but I thought it'd be good to start with the super basics, before all the grid nonsense ;v;

I also plan on expanding why I think backgrounds are so important and why honestly I don't even like referring to them as "backgrounds" but rather "environments." They shouldn't be just backdrops thrown down as an afterthought or something to fill white space.

Feel free to ask questions! 

artworks used: Tag! by EchoBlossom123 Welcome Home by EchoBlossom123 Early Morning by EchoBlossom123 Ferris wheel date by EchoBlossom123

Other tutorials: Echo's Colouring tutorial (Clip studio) by EchoBlossom123 I hate backgrounds. [Rant/Tutorial] by EchoBlossom123

Slight correction: I completely missed out how objects that recede into the distance take on the atmosphere's colour- the hills in this example are poor and should become cooler/more blue than how I've shown o-<-< I feel that being especially important as my examples may be otherwise misleading. Thank you to Amb for mentioning that to me!!
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Midnights-Starlight Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2015  Student General Artist
This was really helpful, thank you ^^
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togo-o Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015
ahhh thank you so much for making this!! I actually learned quite a bit quq thank you!!!
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Ekkoberry Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thank you! I"m glad it was useful! ;0;
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Imnoobbutwithheart Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015
You're tutorials are good. Thank you. Hopefully I learn them.
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Ekkoberry Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad you find them helpful!! ;0;
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baka-espada Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Student General Artist
nice c:
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kokotea Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very insightful tutorial <33
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chirsXblade Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love this, thank you!
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Ekkoberry Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
<333 ;v;
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palowsky Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I draw with pen and ink for my comics, so either I use different pen sizes or use a brush to vary line widths or I add details and shading, or use some form of tone work. It does help to clarify the depth perception if different sizes and/or more details in closer objects.
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KafkasBastard Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi! deviantART +fav 
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ninth-00 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
I really like this one and the their examples! This is a nicely done and useful tutorial~
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Ekkoberry Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad! ;a;; <33
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ChronoChico Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much!!!
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ShaozChampion Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
very helpful and simple to explain depth perspective  ^^
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LadyBeelze Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
that's helpful! thank you! c:
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Capitan-Estelar Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
(u described me totally in those simple bg's ahahaha)


thanks for this! might work on this!
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Ekkoberry Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
((it's ok that's been me up until very recently and falling in love with perspective)

glgl ;v;/
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Capitan-Estelar Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
;w; I'll try
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shindianaify Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student General Artist
awesome!
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Nafsi-chan Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the tips!
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8Patja Featured By Owner Edited Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Probably gonna try this!, It's soo helpful! 'u'
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snowy-mist Featured By Owner Edited Dec 2, 2014  Hobbyist
Thank you so much, your tutorials are really helpful and easy to read
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Ekkoberry Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  Student Digital Artist
easy to read? ahh I'm glad, thank you! ;c;
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SuzuSuzunomiya Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is a great post to read for me.
It really helps. I will def try it at my next artwork.
Yes, I would like to read more☆☆
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Ekkoberry Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I'm glad! <333
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FruitnCreme Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
woohoo! do more stuff please! :la:
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Ekkoberry Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Thank you, I will! ;z;
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FruitnCreme Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
yay!! :icon0u0plz:
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TheSlenderSon Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I, fortunately, know some of this. I think that this is a good idea to start out "super basic" so that as I continue to read your other tutorials, I can have a strong foundation. This concept of depth is something that I am lacking in. So I look forward to your other tutorials. 
By the way, the examples you used were very helpful in visualizing the things that you are explaining. I really like how basic this all is, especially for someone like me who isn't interested in color, but needs to know the things like blurring things that are out of focus! I never even realized how important that this might be, because we always think "DETAIL DETAIL DETAIL"and forget that the lack thereof is also important in artwork. 
However, I think maybe a few more examples may be helpful, since this is something kind of new to me. (That is my personal opinion. Of course, I could probably go look those up but I don't want to.) 

c: 
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Ekkoberry Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you!

blurring is something I'm beginning to experiment more myself with and I feel I might be taking it a little too far, but I'd still like to pass on the idea ;0;

I was a little unsure of using references other than my own but I really should try and include good examples I come across!
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TheSlenderSon Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome! 

I don't think you're taking it too far. Really, it is something we all see very often but for some reason fail to think about or recognize as being a crucial factor in art. Sort of like wrinkles in clothing or stray hairs. Sure, without them we can get the idea but adding them makes your art so much more relatable and realistic. I hope I worded that right. ^J^;;

Maybe in a later tutorial when you go beyond the basics. Like I said, I think this tutorial is very well done. c: 
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Ekkoberry Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2014  Student Digital Artist
thank you! yeah I get what you're saying ;0;
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