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Landscape with a border lesson 2

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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
Subject Landscape
Material Graphite
Style Realist
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Used a border to bring in the focus.

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Hello janek1111, Congratulations on carefully doing your assignments and combining your process with authentic artistic research. That is, to find drawings you like and that will help you understand the lessons. In case you do not know, this was a critical part of the artist's training for century. Just to name a few, Michelangelo, Rembrandt, Degas all copied from artwork they found important. They and other artists did this not only as students but as mature artists. In fact, Delacroix was copying paintings in the Louvre well into his 70's. Intentionally or not, you have join this tradition! In comparing this drawing with its reference there are a few points of consideration. The first is how the spatial structure is promoted in the drawing. Note how after the foreground there are no discernible lines, nearly the entire middleground and distance are achieved by tone. For example, the buildings you drew in the distance could be described with a softer line and a general tone.

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[criticism continued] Second the reference image tone is modified as it goes into the distance. In other words, with one exception, the center tree, the darkest darks occur in the foreground. Then they diminish accordingly to depth and relative tone. One way that this principle could help your drawing is to lighten the line of the island against the water. In the future you may wish to consider how the spatial structure will need to be drawn using a lighter line and more variation in tone. All-in-all, a good start. You have already posted the next assignment and I will comment on that soon.

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