By Barry R. Clarke

This huge choice of funny mind teasers comprises matchstick puzzles, brain benders, be aware conundrums and algebraic difficulties. it's been created via the compiler of "The day-by-day Telegraph's mind tornado" column.

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Now let’s assume this square is the size of our paper, since in this example we only want to portray our field of view on the paper. Now look at the location of our two vanishing points. This is their correct location in this instance — outside of our paper. If we were to measure their distance, it would be about twice the length of our papers height. In this example, the distance between the two VPs is 12 CMs, and the scene’s height, aka the square’s height is about 6 CMs. This is the long and slightly complicated explanation.

Also, the stronger the power of the light source, the darker the shadow is. Here is an example: 40 On the left example, the light source is closer to the box. Therefor the shadow it casts is very dark, and sharp edged. On the right example, the light source is the sun. Its light is very strong in comparison to its distance. This creates a relatively strong shadow. The distance however IS big enough to cast a shadow that has very blurry edges. The distance of the object from the surface on which it’s shadow is projected This is a fun one.

Next time you go outside, look at high buildings from below. Then try to come closer and farther from them, and see how it affects the perspective. If you have access to a high building, try looking at other buildings from a high point of view, and see how it works in real life. This is very important, since three point perspective contains both other perspective types we learned so far, and helps understanding how it all comes together. *** 37 Shadows and light sources Why is this important? This chapter’s goal is to help us give solidness and depth to our drawings, by using a light source and shadowing.

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