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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 Watercolor
Style Realist
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Hello Micah Neff, Pleased to see the posting of your second project, and thank you for sharing the acrylic painting of the scene. By the way, this is an ideal way to work- especially when one is excited about an idea for you, in this instance, the "activeness of the sky," to see how it would look in other media or, for that matter, in the same medium. Drawing the idea again [and again] is a time-honored means to solve drawing problems and, in doing so, for the artist to better express him or herself. [NB to All Since this is a drawing course in graphite and chalk I do not expect everyone to start doing the exercises otherwise. That being said, because Micah had done the project according to the lesson and was showing an expansion of her original thought I wanted to congratulate and encourage her on both successes.] Back to the criticism: Also, thank you for providing all the information and the reference image.

12/14/2013 Flag

[criticism continued] It is good to see an example of an Albertian Veil drawing that demonstrates the rendering of something as seemingly immaterial as air the sky with its clouds can be analyzed as space. In short, one can make a perspective drawing of the sky. One way to give the sky its predominance in the drawing is to place the eye-level line low in the composition, which you have done and that resulted in the desired effect. The 17th-century Dutch artists were masters of this in their landscape depictions, as can be seen in the example given in Lesson 1, Topic 4. In the overall rendering of the shades for the drawing it may be of use to give the drawing a light midtone value for most of the elements: The sky, the ground plane, the trees, and the clouds. [It is interesting to note that in the painting you did it.] Then develop the drawing by going light [by erasing] or darker.

12/14/2013 Flag

[Last part of criticism] On that note, what graphite hardnesses did you use in this drawing? Last, consider that sometimes it is of use to make the reference image into a black & white picture and analyze the tonal structure. I look forward to seeing the posting of your next drawing.

12/14/2013 Flag

Used just a no.2 pencil to render on the watercolour paper. I can be very lazy about drawing something repeatedly and it really did help to do this several times in different mediums. Thank you for the critiques, am enjoying the class!

12/15/2013 Flag

Oh...am so sorry, there is also Pebeo masking fluid on the paper.

12/15/2013 Flag