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13 year old Iain's first landscape

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Camera Canon Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Exposure Time 1/320
F-Stop 4.5
ISO 800

Created in this Craftsy class

Perspective in Landscape Drawing taught by Patrick Connors

Master linear perspective and learn to draw landscapes accurately using simple tools and classic techniques.

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Category Drawing
Type Drawing
Subject Landscape
Material Graphite
Style Realist
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. My sons are taking this class. This is 13 year old Iain's first attempt. It's part of our yard; a tree rimmed open field with a patch of sunflowers to the side.

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Hello Melodylisa, Elijah, and Ian [please pardon the group salutation and my assumption that you are all working together. This is in fact how most ateliers and workshops did things: together in groups], Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. Congratulations on posting your first drawings. It is pleasing to see that young people still enjoy drawing with pencils. I will be responding more on these particular drawings but I want you both to post another drawing with no border [that is the first assignment; but you may have missed it in first lesson.] I look forward to the posting of your next drawings, and will comment more on these later soon.

10/04/2013 Flag

Hello Iain, Once again, congratulations on your first drawing. First, just a reminder, I look forward to seeing the first project: A drawing without the border. [Check Meet Patrick Connors around 19mins 57 secs or go to the Video Notes #3.] In this drawing, the view is comprehensive and you included some important visual clues: The detail of the plant in the foreground helps the viewer appreciate the middleground distance and the amount of space to the distant trees. One thing that is compromising the space, particularly in the middleground, is the groundline- where the tree roots and ground meet. This, by the way, is the eye-level line and, generally, it should not be placed near or at the half-way [horizontal] line of the page. In short, by placing it here, the composition is divded into half; and, this does not contribute to the viewer's awareness of space but contributes to flat design. Look forward to your next postings.

10/06/2013 Flag