Perspective (graphical)

Perspective (from Latin perspicere, to see through) in the graphic arts, such as drawing, is an approximate representation, on a flat surface (such as paper), of an image as it is seen by the eye. The two most characteristic features of perspective are that objects are drawn: Smaller as their distance from the observer increases Foreshortened: the size of an object’s dimensions along the line of sight are relatively shorter than dimensions across the line of sight