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sketch 1 Dick in front yard

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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 Realist
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Hello joygilcrease, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. Congratulations on posting your first two drawings for the course. In the future, if possible, please give a bit more information about your materials [dimensions and type of paper, hardness of graphite, etc.] inspiration, and reference image. These are two lovely sketches and they are just the type of work with which an artist should be filling his or her sketch pad. It is difficult to tell, does the second drawing have a toned border around it? As mentioned before, it is not a bad idea, and in the instances of the Crafty perspectivi redoing a view, it is a good idea to redraw the same scene. In you second drawing you include more of the scene and improve the spatial structure. In doing so you removed some of the emphasis from the figure and that changes the subject matter of the drawing: It is now about the house rather than the figure.

02/23/2014 Flag

[criticism continued] You may want to play around with your second composition to see if you can get both: Spatial structure and emphasis on the figure. Another concern is line quality, in your second drawing the line, specifically its weight is the same throughout. This implies that the all the subject is the same value and subsequently all the space is equal: It will compromise the pictorial depth. In the first drawing there is a variety of weight and this contributes to the space and enjoyment of the drawing. It may be of help to remember that in illusionistic depicition a line is the intellectual or aesthetic distillation of planar, formal, chromatic, textural, and spatial changes. so as artists we want to be sure that we are fully exploiting its potential in one, two, or more of those concepts. All-in-all, these are two lovely sketches and I look forward to seeing the posting of your next drawing[s].

02/23/2014 Flag