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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 Other
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. 70lb paper on 9"x12" but I didnt use the entire sheet... am I supposed to ?

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Is the piece for sale? No

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Hello lshig's, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. Congratulations on posting your first drawing for the course. Thank you for the information and for including the reference image. If possible, please include information about the pencils [and other drawing material] you used and perhaps what inspired you to draw this scene. To answer your question: No, you did not need to fill the entire sheet. It looks like you made a near square , 9 x 9 inches, for the dimensions of the drawing. In terms of linear placement- how the line is promoting the spatial structure- you did well. The mountains on the right and left convincingly lead the eye to the center mountain in the distance. Also of use in this aim, the lines get less distinct as they go into the distance. The scale of the trees, getting smaller and less apparent, as they go into the distance is good. The tonal structure is less of use as it does not confirm nor cancel the above-mentioned spatial structure.

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[criticism continued] In this course we make sure that all of our pictorial elements are in service to the spatial illusionism. It may have been of use to have placed a general light midtone with a "HH" or "HB" on the shadow mass- just a reminder: For the purposes of this course, the tonal structure is made manifest by the chiaroscuro which is comprised of the light, midtone, and shadow masses. This tone initially would be placed generally with no darks. For example, on the left side of the drawing where the roadway, mountainside that it encircles. Also, the trees throughout the drawing. then develop the tonal structure from there. By doing so, you will find that an tonal rendering will often be more convincing in the promotion of pictorial depth than a linear placement. Look forward to the posting of your next drawing.

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