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Idaho Farmscape and Idaho rest stop

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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 Study
Material Graphite
Style Other
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Hello latortugamohosa, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. Congratulations on posting your first project[s] for the course. Before I fully comment on them would you give a bit more information? For example, what are the dimensions of the paper, what type of paper, did you work from nature or from a reference image? The landscape with barn is a lovely idea with solid spatial structure at its foundation. The placement of the eye-level line is particularly good. Look forward to your reply so that I can give the complete criticism for both drawings.

12/06/2013 Flag

Thanks for the welcome! Both drawings are about 5 x 5", the barn on white sketch pad paper, the other in a small notebook of smooth graph paper - hence the barely visible grid but it was what I had on hand :) The barn was from a photo, the other was 'au naturel'. I used drawing pencils for both (maybe 4B) then went back with a fine-tip marker on the figure one to see what effect that would have.

12/07/2013 Flag

Hello latortugamohosa, Thank you for the information. The 5 x 5-inch format is ideal for sketching. Easy to tote, the size facilitates capturing the moment ephemeral and ever-changing nature. Congratulations to you on both these drawings, and, in case you do not already know, I hope that you and, for that matter, everyonecontinues to fill their sketch books. On that note, you may find that working with harder graphite, H, 2H, B, & 2B in addition to 4B will be of use. Also, in later drawing projects you may find a larger dimension, for example 9 x 12 inches, will be better.

12/08/2013 Flag

[criticism continued] The drawings are both solid compositions with a good conveyance of space and form using tonal structure, especially in the first drawing. The second drawing's strong linear elements may have compromised some of the space and form originally depicted as tonal structure. The decisive line does add a particular eclat or dash but it does sacrifice some of the spatial quality. Look forward to seeing the posting of your next drawing[s].

12/08/2013 Flag