Atmospheric perspective is when we take into account the loss of detail, and the graying out of color values as the landscape appears farther away from the viewer. Not only do we reduce the value saturation, but we can also fade off our line work and use increasingly thinner line all together.

In other words, don't try to draw every detail on far away objects. Create an "impression" to the eye!

We can even use it as a stylizing treatment in side view sketches, such as these.

Atmospheric is used as a stylizing treatment in this sketch sequence where the line fades out.

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