In drawing, there is a method called Linear Perspective. It is helpful to know this application especially when you are drawing buildings or anything that has angles. By first assessing placement of your horizon line, which grounds the artwork, you then place vanishing points (if you are using two) at opposite ends of the horizon line. Any line drawn must align with both a vanishing point and the center or central focus of your main object. By utilizing a ruler and this alignment concept, you can properly layout the angles to achieve a 3-d perspective. Vanishing points are usually placed outside of the work of art while a reference point is located within the piece as a focal point. Have I lost you yet? Are you wondering why you are getting a drawing lesson today?
Because, this concept is much like the way you view life, your worldview. We all live within structures much like the lines of a drawing. Whether these lines flow in proper accordance or, perhaps, they defy the rules, this depends on your belief system and experiences. Healthy reference points manifest harmony. We all have a grounding line, our horizon, and vanishing points that connect to beliefs like those of a higher power. This knowing, although we can’t physically see it, helps to keep us on the straight and narrow.
When the horizon or the vanishing points are lost, balance is sacrificed. This may be an obscure analogy but if you are a visual person like me, it just might offer another way to look at life and how you are personally navigating through it.
If you’ve lost your balance, it is just a matter of finding your horizon for you to gain your footing. And, if you surface your core beliefs, aligned as vanishing points, you’ll, once again, gain proper perspective. You life is truly amazing, a beautiful work of art gifted by the great creator. Be honored to be alive and allow this appreciation to blossom into a healthy life.