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Marsh Hill

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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
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I used Derwent Graphic Soft pencils HB, 9B, 4B, 7B and B. Strathmore 400 hard bound sketch book 11x14.

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Hello rkapphahn, This is a more ambitious drawing and an improvement over your first posting, especially in the tonal expression. For which, by the way, do you have any response on my comments for that first posting [Park Trail]? It is important that each student replies to my commentary. It does not have to be much a sentence or two. Or more, if you desire. Nor do you need to agree with me. For example, did you find that any of the suggestions were of use? Or incorporating the border, as you have done here, did this help or pose an obstacle to your making this drawing? Now for some things to consider. What was your reference for this [from nature, photo, or artwork]? The space is not readily evident and this is probably due to a compositional issue: The image feels a bit cropped. If you are working from nature use your cone of vision tool to establish a view that gives a solid sense of space. In another words, you may need to move back from where you were working, far enough back so that you can see where the foreground plants are meeting the soil. If this is not possible, find another view that you like and can see more of the ground plane. If you worked from a photograph this would explain some of the compositional issues; and, please remember, in the future, if you cannot work from nature it is best to work from artwork, pre-photograph, that you enjoy. As always, I look forward to your next posting and response.

08/13/2013 Flag

Thank you for the critique. I did work from nature and yes maybe I need to move back a bit I agree with that.

08/13/2013 Flag

PS- In the tonal structure, you have a distinction between foreground and background but the middlegroud. The plants immediately across the pasture are rendered with the same value or tonal range as those in the foreground. Those in the middle ground should not have the same range of value nor should they have the same modeling of form. They should be less distinct as are your distant trees.

08/13/2013 Flag

Very inspiring for I can see the progress!

08/17/2013 Flag