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Final Drawing Pecked Tree

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Final Drawing Pecked Tree

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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 Plein Air
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Materials I used : White Pastel, 2H, F, HB, 2B, 6B graphite pencils, 8 x11 blue card stock, plastic and gum erasers, graphite transfer paper, Canson 9 x , 25, tracing paper. Tracing a previous sketch to my card stock, I completed my sketch of the Pecked Tree.

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Hello Lisaper, Congratulations on an atmospheric final drawing. You learned a good amount in this course and most important your drawing shows that. In reviewing the first drawings, one can see the step-by-step improvement. Good for you for using a tracing of a previous drawing. Using a tracing can often lead the artist to think of "model," in this case a pecked tree, in terms of pure form projected in space. There are two other comments: First, there does not seem to be a middle ground. There is a definite foreground and a distinct distant with relatively little in between. This can happen, but there are some elements in the drawing revealed by the scale that tell the viewer that some of the bushes and trees are probably in the middle ground. These elements may need a tonal structure that brings them forward. This in turn leads to the second comment about tonal structure and the depiction of space. You may have achieved too much atmosphere overall and even out the pictorial space.

10/30/2013 Flag

[criticism cont.] This gives the effect of fog which can become a lovely misty picture. If that is not your intent you may wish to rethink the tonal structure starting with the foreground. In resetting the tonal structure the artist needs to ask what is the range of value: How dark is the shadow mass and how light is the light mass? As yo go into the distance, this range, relatively, shortens loosing its darkest darks and lightest lights and goes to the midtone range. Do not rework this drawing. If you wish, make another tracing of this entire drawing and rework it on a new blue card stock as you did before; but, in this new drawing, you will depict the three different distances using scale and tone. Once again, congratulations on your artwork and a successful completion of the course.

10/30/2013 Flag