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Mesquite Fence

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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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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Small sketch pad, 2B and 4B pencils.

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What are you most proud of? I was pleased with the variety of shading.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? I should have taken more pictures including some at an angle so there would have been some perspective.

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Hello Eliana18, In this drawing of the Mesquite Fence, the perspective is compromised due to the close focus and, as you note, no angle: The fence is parallel to the picture plane. That being said, this type of exercise is useful and enjoyable. It is a way in which the artist can familiarize him-or herself with their materials. Also, it is an opportunity to practice formal modeling or shading as well as understanding the depiction of detail. I would recommend doing the same fence from a distance and angle to introduce perspective. Use your Cone of Vision tool to place you at an ideal distance. I look forward to seeing the posting of your next drawing.

04/04/2014 Flag