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Lesson 1: 1st drawing Valley Forge #1

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Camera Canon MP620 series


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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 Marker
Style Impressionist
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Started drawing with pencil. I attempted to establish line of sight and perspective lines converging to focal point left center, this is the 1st time ive tried doing this versus copying photo verbatum. Then using a refernce photo, placed objects where I thought made most sense and in perspective, I then roughed in composition with pencil and continued with more expressive marks with markers of 3 different grayscales.

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This reminds me of Van Gogh paintings, very nice! I like lines that you used for leaves and how the grass line lead me into your drawing.

01/14/2014 Flag

Well observed, Elizabethj.

01/15/2014 Flag

Hello ccapewell, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. Congratulations on the posting of your first assignment for the course. Thank you for the information about material and process. [By the way, what are the dimensions of the paper?] You got the spatial structure spot on. This is many times difficult to do, especially when working from a photograph. It is interesting to read that you first set up a perspectival foundation and then placed the elements of the photograph on this foundation. On another note, do you know the drawings of Van Gogh? He is a master of this concept of drawing and, in case you are not familiar with this aspect of his oeuvre, they are well worth your time and effort to research them. The gray scale markers give a convincing tonal structure. Two things to consider: First be careful of outlines. Those used for the distant mountains and for some of the edges of the foliage of the trees are flattening.

01/15/2014 Flag

[criticism continued] Second. the branch on the right center is closely aligned with the mountain top and makes a surface decoration that compromises the pictorial space. I look forward to seeing the posting of your next drawing.

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