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Initial Landscape Drawing. Pacifica, CA

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Perspective in Landscape Drawing taught by Patrick Connors

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Category Drawing
Type Drawing
Subject Landscape
Material Graphite
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. 70# medium tooth sketchbook paper, 2H and 6B pencils.

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What are you most proud of? I am glad that I did it and now I have a starting point to improve upon.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Do something with less vegetation!:)

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Hello deniselouise78, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. Congratulations on posting your first drawing. This is a good first effort, especially impressive is that you did it during a familial outing. Thank you for responding to the questions above. Could you give everyone one bit more of information: The size of your sketch pad? Despite your comment, you did fine with the vegetation you depicted. it may be in organizing the space you focused too quickly on that particular detail: vegetation. That being said, you will find the course very useful in organizing your thoughts and subsequently your spatial layout. After placing your initial linear placement or construction lines: eye-level line, vertical center line, etc. it may be helpful to give general tones to the general elements. For example, you could start with a light tone on the distant mountains rather than the linear description you did. Or in another instance, the detail of the rubbish bin in the foreground. [Although it does not mimic the tilt in photographic image it, nevertheless, sits on the ground plane.] Rather than drawing the details of the wire basket, an overall tone would have been more helpful at this early stage. Once the tones are placed everywhere that they are needed and adjusted to the overall harmony and confirmation of the space then judiciously place detail, such as line. [NB- In the tonal appreciation, always start light and slowly go darker as the overall drawing is developed. This is much different principle and contrary to some tonal development ideas: For example, starting with the darkest dark and lightest light.] Look forward to seeing your next drawing.

08/02/2013 Flag