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Drawing 1 Graveyard

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Exposure Time 1/30
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Drawing 1

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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
Subject Landscape
Material Graphite
Style Realist
Mary Ellen1 on craftsy.com

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. This was done from a photograph of a graveyard in Sydney, Australia. I used a 4B pencil and it is a 9x12 sketchpad Enjoyed the experience very much.

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9 x 12 with a 4B pencil.

07/24/2014 Flag

Hello Mary Ellen1, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. This is a wonderful idea to combine classic form and nature as a perspective drawing exercise. Thank you for sharing information on sketchpad dimensions, materials and your enjoyment. You may wish to add some different hardnesses to your pencil arsenal: H, 2H, B, and 2B would be of great use. You have a keen sense of form and its projection into pictorial space: the grave markers are convincing, well done! Also, you did well with the tonal structure. It confirms much of the linear placement as a spatial expression. One aspect of the tonal structure that may contribute to this spatial expression is modeling the ground plane with tones that conveys the the various tones and shadows of the fallen leaves and grass. Start with a general tone and develop that. All-in-all, a successful drawing. I look forward to seeing the post of your next assignment.

07/27/2014 Flag

Thank you. I'm going to try adding some more detail to the foreground to integrate it with the headstones. I think walking away from the drawing for awhile gives me a new look.

07/28/2014 Flag

Also unclear on the use of the tissue paper. Should I make changes there to preview for the first drawing and then make the changes on the original? Seems a shame to try to redraw the whole thing.

07/28/2014 Flag

Hello Mary Ellen, The tracing paper [tissue paper will not work as well, it tends to tear easily] is used for several reasons. One can check accuracy and not make any changes. This exercise would be used to inform future work, understanding how one "sees". Another reason to use it is one can make compositional changes to try different ideas and not change the original drawing. Also, one can use the tracing paper drawing to start a new drawing of the same subject matter, if the artist so desires.

07/30/2014 Flag