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Landscaping Drawing -Project 4

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Landscape Drawing using Albertian Veil

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 Other
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I used a Albertian Veil which is made from plexiglass(8 x 10 inch) By using the Albertian Veil, I tried to capture the right composition, eye-level, and ground level. Starting from the diminishing point, I figured that where those tree, house, others should be fit along the lines. I drew a rough draft first, then started draw details from the center to outwards, I mean moving to the outside. For example, first I drew the very close house from the center, then drew the big tree on the right because these objects are the main focus in the landscape. I figured the ground level just below of the eye-level. The ground level is the line where it starts from the little trash cans on the left, and it finishes at the curve on the right.

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Hello Joseph Choi, Congratulations on your Project 4 drawing. It is a real improvement from your last project in the spatial structure, composition and solidity of the buildings. Your growing confidence in working directly from nature is apparent. Thank you for all the information and commentary. It is of interest to me and fellow students how one plans and executes these lessons. You have benefited from employing the Albertian Veil in the exercise. [and from the use of the midtone border.] Now that you are better in your spatial structure described with line, we will look at the tonal structure and how it can promote the pictorial depth. In your drawing there is not general and unifying chiaroscuro, you do have it in some isolated elements: The rubbish bin in the foreground, the automobile, and the tree on the right side. These are done quite well as tonal expressions of form but need to be part of the whole.

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[criticism continued] One thing that may have made your analysis of the tonal structure a bit more difficult than usual is that you worked on a cloudy or overcast day. This means there is an evenness to the overall tone: There is no definite light mass, midtone mass, and shadow mass. So you may want to wait for a sunny day to reexamine the tonal structure. The other thing to do on that sunny day is to take a black & white image of your scene, [try not to look too much at the image until later]. You will find that a general light midtone placed on most of the landscape: The street, lawns, flora, foliage, etc may be of use to start with the tonal analysis. Develop the whole drawing accordingly, getting darker as you establish the midtones and shadow masses, as you did with the tree and rubbish bin. Once you have done that compare it with your black & white digital image.

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[last part of criticism] It is not that I want you to work or gather information from the camera-conditioned image. It is only to help you see certain overall and unifying tonal patterns. The photo image is good for this but not for achieving the illusion of depth. So in that regard, try not to to refer to the digital image until you are done drawing. Also, do not "correct" your drawing according to the camera image. Look forward to seeing the posting of your next drawing and comments.

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