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First landscape

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Alaskan scene

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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
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Graphite pencil sketch on Canson Universal Sketch Pad size 9" x 12", pencil hardness (forgot). Reference was photograph taken in Alaska.

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Hello napgar, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. Congratulations on posting your first project. It is a lovely drawing, your scrupulousness in depicting the two trees in the foreground is not only delightful but gives the viewer a clear visual cue about pictorial depth. In terms of pictorial depth, you will need to be just as attentive to the depiction of those elements that comprise the middleground and background. In this instance, the fields [middleground] and mountain [background]. The middleground is not distinguished from the foreground due to the similarity in detail; it seems to be foreground still. [It may be that this is true, for example, the artist is standing on a hill where the middleground cannot be seen and than the background appears. If that is the case, there needs to be certain visual cues to let us know that.] The lines, and shadow mass, that describe the distant mountain are of equal weight as those that describe the foreground trees unintentionally confusing the distance. Would you mind giving everyone a bit more information: size of sketch pad, paper used, pencil hardness, reference [was it done plein air or from a reproduction?], etc. Please see the latest General Announcement on this matter. Look forward to seeing your next drawing.

08/06/2013 Flag