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Perspective in Landscape Drawing taught by Patrick Connors

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. H, hb, 2b, Schwann stabilo, chanson universal sketch, size 8x10, drawn outdoors Albertian veil, late afternoon sun coming from the right.

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What are you most proud of? Wondering if it is a mistake to have the path in the center?

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Hello Nanopants, Congratulations on this landscape drawing, it seems that you are enjoying depicting the great outdoors. Also thank you for including information on material, process, and reference image. In reply to your concern about the placement of the path, it seems to be fine. Although many times artists are told not to place the subject or model in the center it can be aesthetically the right thing to do. It can give the artwork a "dynamic stasis" which can create a compelling tension in the balance of the composition. My criticism would include the grass and bush in the foreground, the tonal structure in the middle ground and distance. The foreground grass should have more variety in its direction, please refer to the reference image. It should point to the right left, center, front and back. By having it go primarily up and down you limit the space. The bush should overlap the middle ground more.

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[criticism continued] Overlap, sometimes called "creating a screen," is often a useful device to place things in space. It gives a visual cue to how the things are placed in pictorial depth. By not having the bush overlap, it somewhat flattens that part of the drawing. As regards tonal structure, a general midtone for the middleground and distance would contribute to the understanding of space. I look forward to the posting of your next drawing.

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