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Landscape - revised trees

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Exposure Time 1/30
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Perspective in Landscape Drawing taught by Patrick Connors

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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. Tried to improve the trees and the bushes around the house. Can you please suggest how I can correct the path so it is not separate from the rest of the ground. Should I add suggestion of grass? Darken it? Thank you for your comments they are very helpful.

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Hello lmfr, Your drawing is improving with each amendment, refinement, and revision. As regards the path it may need two things: tone and detail. First, there should be a general tone that promotes its recession to the house. This would be a light midtone that would be placed on the entire path. Then you place the dark values upon it representing the shadows and modeling of the path. [You are doing this the other way round: Placing the shadows and modeling first.] Were you able to take a photographic or digital image of this and reformat it into a black & white format? [Please review the commentary on your previous posting.] This would give you a good way to make a tonal comparison and assist you in execution. For detail, notice how unvaried the verges or sides of the path are as they go from foreground to the house. The line quality should vary. For example, getting less dark and thick, as it goes to the house. Notice how successful the ground plane works along the fence.

01/10/2014 Flag

Patrick: Thanks so much for your comments. They are all very helpful. Yesterday I printed a digital black and white of the picture. Understand what you are saying about doing things the other way round. I should first place the mid tones and then come and do the details, darks. I also appreciate your comments on the picture of the pond and moving the horizon line avoiding the pond to look upwards. Thanks again.

01/10/2014 Flag

[criticism continued] Part of this is due to the detail of the flora in the foreground and its dimunition as it retreats to the distance. You are welcome for the instruction and criticism. It is commendable that you are trying to understand the criticism before moving to the next lesson. I look forward to see the posting of your next drawing.

01/10/2014 Flag

NB In the above criticism, I wrote that you should review the comments on your previous posting. It should read that you should review my comments on the 1st revision that mention reformatting the digital image. Please pardon any confusion.

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