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Assignment one

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Exposure Time 1/30
F-Stop 4.2
ISO 560

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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 Graphite
Style Other
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I used a little pot of water soluble graphite, which I've never used before...it was interesting to work with. I had to use a photograph to work from because it was so cold today.

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Wow! This work makes me so happy! I love abstracts and your ability to delineate light and dark give this pice so much depth -- at least to my eye. I think you have gotten the idea that it's not about drawing lines, it's about the edges. Just beautiful!

01/04/2014 Flag

Hello katmosphere, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. Congratulations on posting the first assignment. Fellow perspectiva Carol Ann Waugh left commentary below and, for the most part, I agree. One suggestion to consider when working from a reference image, especially when it is a photographic image, is to reformat the color image into one that is black & white. This facilitates an analysis of the tonal structure. You demonstrate good control of the soluble graphite, did you use a brush or fingers or both? The detail of the flora in the lower left foreground is impressive brush caligraphy. Do you know the pen, brush & ink drawings of Poussin and Claude. These two 17th century French artists worked in Rome early in their careers in fact Claude would remain there for most of his adult life. They would go to the Roman countryside to make these wonderful drawings. If you are unfamiliar with them you are in for a delightful experience. By the way, both were Masters of Perspective

01/08/2014 Flag

[criticism continued] For the next assignment, I will ask that no matter what the reference image or if working from nature you choose a view with a bit more distance. I look forward to seeing the posting of your next drawing.

01/08/2014 Flag