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Landscape 1st Assignment

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Forest Road

Created in this Craftsy class

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 Plein Air
Carol Ann Waugh on

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. We took a walk in the forest today while visiting family for the holidays. So this photo will be my reference photo even when I return to my home in another state. But I wanted to get started learning how to draw. I didn't have all the materials I needed but I did have a couple of pencils (2B and 8B) and a plastic eraser. I had a 6 x 9 journal with me so that's the size of my first drawing. The journal was a gift so I don't know what paper she used but it seems smooth and heavy. It took me about 45 minutes. I have to say, I like this size because even at this size, I got impatient with putting in all the details of the leaves and grass. I think this will be my biggest challenge in learning how to draw. Patience. Since I have never taken a drawing class, I already see I've made a major mistake because the overall composition does not match the photo! So much to learn!

Carol Ann Waugh on

Hello Carol Ann Waugh, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. Congratulations on the posting of your first assignment and thank you for all the information. It is a wonderful first effort and you have garnered justified kudos and insights from fellow Craftsy's participants. On that note, on the topic of "Success of a Drawing" there can be many reasons for this. In this course the aim is spatial structure and as you can see from previous commentary, too literal a transcription from photographic imagery may compromise or even cancel pictorial depth. In this all-important concern, you did well. The trees that are in shadow may need to be less apparent and those shadows should get less dark as they recede from the viewer. Also, be careful of detail. In the foreground your attention to detail is good and it provides a threshold or invitation to the space. The attention to detail is less successful in the trees that form the background in that the dark tones push those trees forward.

01/04/2014 Flag

All-in-all well done and especially so for your first drawing class. I look forward to seeing the posting of your next drawing.

01/04/2014 Flag

Hi Patrick, I really appreciate your detailed comments. I will work on improving my drawing using the suggestions you made. Your critiques are wonderful. I feel like I have a private tutor helping me learn a new skill!

01/05/2014 Flag

Thank you Carol Ann Waugh, Pleased to read [& see] that you are learning and doing so well. look forward to seeing the posting of your next drawing.

01/08/2014 Flag

Working on my own landscape hope to have it odne in a few more days.

01/12/2014 Flag

Hello CBQuilter, Please post the drawing, we look forward to see what you did.

02/05/2014 Flag

Ihave only bought the kit from the store that has outline only. I used charcoal pencils and they turned out fantastic surprising to me and everyone else since I am 62 an never even tried this. I camp a lot an would like to just use charcoal maybe alittle colored pen outline of the horse head was theircil, We r usually at a lake with woods and horses. I did do one picture with horses but like I said the outline of the horsehead was their. I can make handmade baskets and I think pretty crafty. Just need something very easy and cheap to start with so I do not get to where I give him.

07/03/2015 Flag