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Cottage On Inis Meain with The Hens

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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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The edges of the picture seem to be missing from the uploading process, with shrubs and tree to frame the scene

07/30/2014 Flag

Hello jospehine3382783, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. You captured and conveyed a lovely moment. Although this course is designed to be executed primarily in a graphic medium it is interesting to see how each of you has expanded the spatial structure with color whether in oils, watercolor, gouache or colored pencil. That being said, I wish to ask you about your process. First, did you work from nature or from a reference image? If from nature, did you use the Cone of Vision tool? The reason for these questions is to asses how you analyzed the spatial structure. The pictorial space of the drawing could be enhanced if the cottages were not so close to the viewer. I look forward to seeing the post of your next assignment.

07/30/2014 Flag

Hi Patrick thanks for your very prompt response, feedback and questions. I drew and painted this on the spot, sitting as far back as I could from the cottages, without falling over a steep wall! I have just enrolled on your course so I haven't leaned the about the cone and how to use it. Look forward to learning more as I've just taken up drawing/painting this year after a 40 year gap since school! Will post more as I go. Thanks J

07/30/2014 Flag

Im glad you painted this from life, and glad you did not fall over the wall! I think you'll find the more you work from life the greater you're learning will progress. After years of working from reference photos, I plunged into painting and drawing directly from life and have found it much more immensely pleasing, and challenging. There is a great feeling in your piece. The chickens in the foreground, and the open door to the house are inviting. Well done.

07/31/2014 Flag

Hello Josephine, As jjwoodee pointed out, whenever possible working from life offers the artist a singular experience. Of course there may be disadvantages, such as your steep wall and the like. Am interested to see what you think of the Cone of Vision tool. I look forward to seeing the post of your next assignment.

08/05/2014 Flag

Thanks for the encouraging prompt Patrick. Will try to make my way through more units and get out sketching again soon. Terrible how work gets in the way!

08/08/2014 Flag