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By the Lake - Lesson 3

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By the Lake-Lesson3

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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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This drawing was from a photo I took of the lake at the Creation Museum. I have uploaded the reference photo also.

10/11/2013 Flag

Hello NancyLynn, Congratulations on your latest posting. Your detail in the front of the drawing is good although the large pad-like leaves are somewhat too dark. In drawing from photographs it may be of use to make them black and white images rather than color. Also, what works in photography may not in illusionistic drawing. This is apparent in the placement of your eye-level line in your drawing. It may of helped the projection of the ground plane if there was more space [sky, etc.] above the eye-level than below it. In another words, you would invented the sky. You can easily try this idea with another sheet of paper and place it above your drawing covering the top border. Another thing that confuses the viewer is that the detail of the blades of grass remains consistent throughout the foreground. There should be some diminution in line quality: The lines that represent grass should get smaller and lighter as they go into the distance.

10/16/2013 Flag

[criticism continued] This would be true for the plants in the middleground and distance. Last notice the lines that describe the platform for the pond pagoda [?]. They should "vanish" to a point on the eye-level line. the Albertian Veil drawing exercise should help with perspectival analysis. Look forward to seeing the posting of your next drawing.

10/16/2013 Flag

Wow! Looks wonderful. My name is Nancy Lynne as well!

01/31/2014 Flag

Thanks for your comment! I love your name! Lol

02/07/2014 Flag