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Perspective in Landscape Drawing

with Patrick Connors
Perspective in Landscape Drawing
Master linear perspective and learn to draw landscapes accurately using simple tools and classic techniques.

A seasoned instructor of linear perspective, Connors shares a brief overview of the significance and history of perspective in art, then leads you through a series of drawing exercises designed to strengthen your perceptual skills and explore compositional strategies. You'll see how these strategies have been employed by other artists and learn how to make your own compositional tools. Using a model landscape, you'll refine your ability to visualize a scene then explore atmospheric perspective by building up a sketch with tonal masses.

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Lesson plan

20:32

Lesson 1. Meet Patrick Connors

  • Patrick introduces himself, discusses pictorial depth and introduces you to masterpiece works of art that use perspective.

24:54

Lesson 2. Tools & Supplies

  • Get the most out of your drawing tools -- sketchbooks, pencils, erasers and more -- and how to store your artwork.

22:44

Lesson 3. Perception & Misperceptions

  • Learn the perceptions and misperceptions of achieving space and depth using line, tone and detail.

32:42

Lesson 4. The Albertian Veil

  • Learn to make and use a tool for analyzing space -- the Albertian veil.

24:13

Lesson 5. Landscape Drawing & More Tools

  • Draw a landscape while using a cone of vision, a plumb line, a measure stick and other helpful tools.

19:50

Lesson 6. The Layout of the Land

  • Consider the relative space and orientation between objects in your landscape.

49:46

Lesson 7. Atmospheric Perspective

  • Learn how light, midtone and shadow can be used to achieve atmospheric perspective.

"One of my biggest problems in drawing has been perspective. This is one of the best classes on perspective I have taken. Patrick is a wonderful teacher, his explanations and tools have given me a new understanding of perspective and space and I cant wait to try some new drawings with this information. Thanks for such an informative class! And in helping me look at things in a new way!"
- michelle214

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