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Bridges over Lady Bird Lake

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Bridges over Lady Bird Lake

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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 Realist
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. 9x12 sketchbook, No 2 pencil, B pencil, rubber eraser. Tried to use all the tools in mentioned in Lesson 5: an Albertian Veil set up on clamps at eye level, measuring stick. I wish I could say I went out and drew it from "life", but I'm afraid I worked from a photograph (again). Still, I would never have attempted this at all without the instructions and tools in this class -- perhaps I will be brave enough to work outside soon.

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Hello joygilcrease, Once again, congratulations on the successful completion of a drawing assignment. And, thank you for the information on material, process, and insights. It is good to know that you and a few others who have not or cannot work on site- for whatever reason- have solved the plein air challenge and are making perspective drawings. In this work, it may have been of use to have the eye-level line lower and therefore more sky. This would have made the lake "vanish" at a sharper angle but it would not have compromised its illusion of depth. Two things to consider are: 1.) That the darks in the distance enhance the pictorial depth or at the very least do not hinder the appreciation of that space. 2.) That your line quality endorses that illusion of depth, in short, the lines should get light not darker as they go into the distance. In this drawing I am referring to the dark under the bank on the right and the line describing the two bridges.

04/17/2014 Flag

[criticism continued] That said, all-in-all a successful drawing. I look forward to seeing the posting of your next drawing.

04/17/2014 Flag