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Iain's first assignment

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Camera Canon Canon EOS REBEL T1i
Exposure Time 1/250
F-Stop 4.5
ISO 800

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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. In Iain's words: I was trying to get the whole garden into the picture. It didn't work! I used a couple of different pencils; HB, 4B, 2B, a brush and an eraser.

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What are you most proud of? The gate.

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Hello Iain, It is good that you are drawing a good amount, trying different pencils and material. All of these things contribute to the improvement in your artwork. In response to your comment, "I was trying to get the whole garden into the picture. It didn't work!" We will work on that; but, do not neglect what you did well: The gate, the fence, the bushes around the fence and establishing the foreground plane. What may be most useful for you is to try and combine your attention to detail with the general overview. Have you worked with the Albertian Veil yet? If not, you may find it of use to see the overview and in that way will help with "getting the whole garden into the picture." I will soon comment on your next drawing, which you have already posted. Could you tell everyone the size of this drawing, thank you.

10/14/2013 Flag

It seems that those grass grown up to only one directions to the right. I would add more lines of grass to the opposie direction which is to the left.Also I would use HB pencil first to draw grass then later add more lines of grass by using 2B. As a result, grass would appear to be a mix up of light and dark look.

10/24/2013 Flag

Hello Joseph Choi, Thank you for the commentary, it is a good observation and will be useful for future drawings. For Iain and others, to further comment on Joseph's comment, the grass, or for that matter, any detail, can compromise the depiction if it is drawn so that it becomes "surface decoration." Joseph's idea is to initially establish the ground plane, usefully done with a softer graphite first, and then add detail on top of that.

10/30/2013 Flag