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Landscape Homework-Lesson 1

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Exposure Time 1/17
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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. This was done on Strathmore Bristol smooth surface paper, 11x14". I haven't bought the other paper yet. Used a 2B graphite pencil. Did it from a photograph since it is 7 degrees here and a wind chill of -20 so can't go outside. Same temps for the rest of the week.

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Hello lmfr, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. Congratulations on posting your first project and thank you for the information. If you like drawing on this paper, continue to work on it. Although you may find paper with a bit more "tooth" will give more control in the rendering. Also, a harder graphite coupled with the 2B you used for this will give you a greater variety of tone. If possible, please post the reference image, it can be of help in the criticism. Compositionally, the large lawn in the foreground is a useful device for placing the house and trees on the horizon. The fence convincingly leads the eye back but the path does not confirm this. It may have been useful to have the sides of the path converge a bit, even if this did not occur in the photograph, to enhance the illusion of depth. In terms of tonal structure, it may have helped if that lawn had a light midtone place on it, it would vary front to back [and from left to right] as it receded from the foreground

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[criticism continued] You have concentrated most of the value rendering in the midground: The trees and building. This may bring a desired attention to that area but it sacrifices the overall depiction of space. In the future, you will want to consider the tonal structure as a means to enhance or confirm the pictorial space. For example, how a light tone behind the house could depict atmosphere and thereby give even more space. [This applies to the lawn as well hence my earlier comment.] This is a good first effort. I look forward to the posting of your next drawing for the course. [By the way, thank you for participating in the Discussion section. In case you do not know, I replied to your comment.]

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