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Graphite pencil landscape

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Camera Research In Motion BlackBerry 9900
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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 Realist
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Graphite pencil H, HB, 2B & 4B on heavyweight smooth paper, blending stumps and kneaded eraser also used.

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Hello Ryaniw34, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. Congratulations on posting your first drawing for the course. Also, appreciated is the information on material. By the way, what are the dimensions of the drawing? The reproduciton of the image seems to be a bit fuzzy so my analysis may be imprecise. One thing that is of use is that you made this depcition a tonal expression rather than a linear one. The subject matter- houses [buildings] along a riverbank- is an ideal view for perspective renderings. In the foreground there is a "screen"- a chainlink fence with some overgrowth. As discussed in other commentary, a screen or overlap can provide the viewer with a visual cue for the pictorial depth. The fence does provide this to an extent but it may need to deeper overall tone to be entirely convincing. A concern about the tonal structure is that some of the darks seems to be isolated rather than incorporated into the spatial structure. This will flatten your drawings in those areas. In particular, this is a problem in the upper trees, the middle house windows, and the overgrowth in the foreground. If possible, take a black & white image of your landscape. Compare the tones in that to your drawing. Once again, I am not recommending that one works from photographic images; but, rather to use the photo as a tool in the analysis of spatial and tonal structure. All-in-all, well done. You have posted some more images on which I will comment soon.

04/07/2014 Flag

Thank you Patrick for your feedback I will take that on board and strive to improve, really enjoyed the course as perspective is a tricky subject for me, I think in the end I rushed the drawing a bit as more time could have been took on rendering various tones and textures also the composition looks a bit busy in general.

04/08/2014 Flag

You are welcome Ryaniw34. Pleased to read that you enjoyed the course. It is appreciated that you shared the observations about your process. For various reasons it is often difficult not to rush the drawiing; but, in the end, it is generally best to take one's time, "enjoy the journey and the destination." Will comment on your other work soon.

04/10/2014 Flag