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Lesson 1 Delaware River w/ref photo

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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
Style Impressionist
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. HB, 2B, 3B, 4B, F

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What are you most proud of? I have always struggled with perspective drawings especially when you add structures

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I enjoy this drawing. The branch on the left and windy river leads me to the bridge in the distance. Something I think a lot about but don't always accurately render is something called atmospheric perspective. Which things in the distance would be less emphasized, smaller, and/or toned and muted in terms of value. It's like a gradual recession of value. Easy to talk about, hard to render effectively. So perhaps darker bolder marks would be placed in the forefront and the subject matter in the distance could be fainter. Or since the main subject matter in the bridge, the more detail and saturation could be afforded here and leading lines such as the river and trees would faintly taper from the bridge. Just some thoughts, I'm sure Patrick can add clearer insight.

08/28/2014 Flag

I find this drawing very interesting as well and my eye goes directly to bridge. The last remark concerning the rendering of the bridge is interesting to me. I have been curious about the value of distant items when they are the point of most interest. Since the value should be darkest in the foreground how does one determine the correct value for this place farther back?

08/31/2014 Flag

Hello BethSchrack, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. Congratulations on posting such a lovely image or poem about space. Also, congratulations on garnering two well-deserved kudos. Both of your fellow perspectivi noted the convincing depth was confirmed with the rendering of value. This is due to one type of perspective: Atmospheric Perspective [The other two are Linear Perspective and the Perspective of Color. All three are used in concert to give the illusion of spatial structure. This course concentrates primarily on linear perspective.] In atmospheric perspective, the artist takes in account of the effect of distance through diminishing contrast and detail for relative elements. In your next post please share the dimensions of the drawing. You may find that adding a "H" pencil to your arsenal is of use, particularly in the early stages of arranging the composition. I look forward to seeing the post of your next drawing.

09/01/2014 Flag

Thank you so much for your comments they are very much appreciated. I do have H pencils and I will use them more. I guess I need to play with my pencils to see what lines they make and to become more comfortable in putting the lines on the paper..I feel real good about taking this class I truly believe it is going help me understand perspective drawing better. I'm looking forward to starting the second project and using the tips I have received. Thank you again for all the positive encouragement!

09/02/2014 Flag

You are welcome. It is always a pleasure to have such enthusiastic perspectivi.

09/04/2014 Flag