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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. 150gsm sketchbook 8.25x10.25"; graphite pencil H; 4x5" Albertian veil; cone of vision; straight measuring stick; sketch size 5x7.5".
What are you most proud of? 1. I'm moving forward and getting into the habit of posting my projects weekly, even if I consider my progress to be quite slow. Watching the video lessons is one thing, doing the exercises is another, and posting projects is a yet another big step. I'm learning a very great deal from other students' projects. 2. Not being overwhelmed by being too self-critical. Yes, I see lots of faults in relation to what I'm learning from the video lessons, but am acutely aware of how different it is outdoors compared to the more controlled studio environment (e.g. a static Albertian veil to look through). 3. Giving myself time to absorb and put into practice what I'm learning in the videos, one step at a time. Yes, I've done a plan view based on the Paul Signac painting posted earlier and yes I'm aware of atmospheric perspective, but am doing one thing slowly at a time. 4. Realising the cone of vision allows me to very accurately assess how much I can "fit" on the page. 5. I've started "adopting" a couple of trees in my local area for sketching purposes. I'll be sketching them four times a year, noting the changes from season to season. With a plan view.
What advice would you give someone starting this project? Stick to the advice about a greyed border. Stick to the advice about a 8x10" sketch if using, say, a 4x5" Albertian veil. Don't do as I did and scale down to a smaller sketch size. I made an arithmetic error in scaling down to fit my sketchbook and wondered why I was erroneously and inadvertently elongating my sketches (!). Stick to the advice about using a cone of vision. Stick to the advice about using a straight measuring stick towards the end of your sketch, to "check" your work (too "messy" a process if used too early).