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Category Drawing
Type Drawing
Subject Landscape
Material Graphite
Style Realist
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Prismacolor HB drawn on 94 g/m2 paper 9x6 inches

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What are you most proud of? The flowerbed. Apparently I have 0 skills on tree leaves.

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Hello NanaDonna55, Thank you for adding more information about how you did the drawing. Also, did you work on this drawing since the last posting or is it a different exposure? There is a good amount of detail in the tree leaves, the grass, and in particular the flower bed. By the way, you are to be congratulated on the circle in perspective you drew for the flower bed. In regards to your detail it has in parts promoted and canceled the space of the picture. In the flower bed, the details give each flower its due and add interest to the place you found most interesting. The grass also aids in the promotion of the ground plane into space, although you may wish to reconsider your depiction of those blades on the left of the tree from those on right. There should be more similarity to both sides in terms of size and value. The outline for the the stones in the flower bed and for the foliage of the trees compromises the successful spatial illusion. You may wish to review Lesson 3: Topic 4:

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[criticism continued] You may wish to review Lesson 3: Topic 4: The Outline. Those the stones are carefully and convincingly rendered; but the equally dark outline you gave each stone actually isolates them rather than has them working as a whole. Consider making the outline light to start with and give those stones further away a less distinct outline than those in front. The leaf itself does help give a clue to the tree's identity: Is this an elm, cherry, or beech? But as in the case of the stones rather than confirming the space of the foliage and the tree branches; the outline isolates each leaf and flattens your efforts. It may help to have "H" and "2H" pencils as they will not depict a dark line as readily as an "HB". This is a lovely drawing and I hope that you are filling your 9 x 6-inch sketch book. You may find that for the next few drawing exercises a larger tableau facilitates the rendering. This does not mean to stop at this size, if possible draw at both sizes.

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Last but not least: I look forward to seeing the posting of your next drawing.

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Thank you for your advice and suggestions. Normally I do not work on pad that small. It is the only one I had that I could manage in my lap sitting outside. That was a first for me. I am thoroughly enjoying this class and I do hope to learn quite a bit.

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