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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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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I used an 11x14 Strathmore medium surface, acid free heavy weight drawing paper. Value variations are achieved by using B, F, 2H, 6H and 5B drawing pencils.

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What are you most proud of? I am most proud how I used the tools that Patrick recommended to develop my sketch into a more pleasing drawing.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Look in your own back yard (or front yard in this case) for inspiration.

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Hello Elizabethj, First my apologies for the delayed response. Your new drawings were not displayed in a new "window" for the Projects. Each time someone posts a new assignment I am alertred to this within 3-4 days. For some reason your new drawings remained with the posting of your first drawing. What follows is not only for Elizabethj but for everyone: If I do not respond within of week or so of your posting an assignment please let me know via the "Question Inbox." Thank you. Elizabethj I just found these new assignments quite by accident and I will comment on them as soon as I give them a good look. Thank you for your patience.

02/05/2014 Flag

Hello Patrick, it is not clear in the iPad ap on how to post assignments so I added my new drawings to the original post. This is my first Craftsy class and your feedback is appreciated. I will look for your comments at a later date. Thank you.

02/05/2014 Flag

Hello Elizabethj, Congratulations on posting another assignment and, by the way, your comments here and on your fellow Perspectivi's posts is appreciated. Also, the information you provide with your drawings is most useful. In this drawing of the Front Gardens you did well using the Albertian Veil to help analyze, organize, and depict the spatial structure. Compositionally, you may wish to reconsider the way, in the lower left corner, there is no ground plane for the arch to rest. It goes off the page. This contributes to the flattening of the space there. Depending on the circumstance, the artist may need to invent, in other words, "Not draw what he or she sees" to ensure pictorial [spatial] integrity. The tonal structure is overall solid, it contributes to the space with one exception: The tree in the distant center. Its tonal contrast is that of "model" that would be closer to the foreground than where it is.

02/08/2014 Flag

[criticism continued] When we are drawing in bright light, it makes it difficult to see differences of tone and color not only of the view but of our drawing. Then when we return to the studio, or move into a situation where the light is not so blinding we see the drawing is different than expected or intended. Often the space is not apparent. Wearing a hat with a wide brim will help. All-in-all, well done. I look forward to seeing the posting of your next drawing of your surrounding area. [John Singer Sargent felt a painter does not necessarily need an exotic locale to paint- inspiration should be found in one's own backyard. Of course, this observation from a globe trotting expatriate who is renowned for making gorgeous work in exotic locales.]

02/08/2014 Flag

Thank you for your comments Patrick, I agree with your observations about the arch and tonal quality of the distant trees. The comments will help me in future drawings.

02/09/2014 Flag