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Landscape - revised pond and path

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Camera Apple iPhone 5s
Exposure Time 1/30
F-Stop 2.2
ISO 320

Pond revised

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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 Impressionist
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I have worked on the overall tones in the landscape of the pond. Not sure if pond still has upward tilt. I agree that all the darks were the same value so I tried to change that. On the other landscape, which I have also enclosed here, I worked on the path. Even though I have been working on these two landscapes making corrections, I have learned considerably on how to approach my next landscape. I will work on a new one in the next few days. Thank you again so much for all your great comments.

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This revised pond drawing is great. I love the treatment of the trees and building. I too struggle with how to make items like the pond look correct. I wonder if some shading on the banks would address this. Patrick will know.

01/11/2014 Flag

Hello lmfr, Congratulations on the successful revisions on these two drawings. Going back to your first images and studying the subsequent revisions is an enjoyable review and education. It shows one way that an artist may take a solid drawing, successfully develop the spatial structure; and, thereby, enhance the viewer's understanding and enjoyment of the artist's intent. Well done. In regards to your and TonyD's comments about the pond there are several things to consider. First on the close bank there is a hump in the ground that is exactly center of the composition. It brings a focus to an area that is otherwise unimportant. On the left the tree and its branches breaking the banks of the pond is a useful idea both compositionally and spatially. Compositonally, it breaks the "lines" of the pond and that is good. Spatially, through overlap, it sets up a "screen" that helps establish distance. It is not entirely convincing.

01/13/2014 Flag

[criticism continued] One problem is that the far bank and one branch of the tree seem to be united. You may want to give more foliage in that area. These are minor issues compared to all that you have done successfully. I look forward to the posting of your next assignment for the course.

01/13/2014 Flag

I like that you left some white areas in the reeds. Did you lift those or leave them white from the beginning?

01/14/2014 Flag

I lifted them using the kneaded eraser.

01/15/2014 Flag