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Mile marker 142 Montana

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Camera Canon Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
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Mile marker 142 Montana HooDo Rock

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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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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. 11x14 fine tooth (sorry didn't have medium) graphite drawing pencils 4H 2H HB

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Is the piece for sale? Yes

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What are you most proud of? I am having trouble locating the "eye level" line.

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[criticism continued] As regards the Rembrandt, a visual clue that the enabled me to place the eye-level is that I could see the path upon which the figure was walking, which means the eye-level line is above that. One useful exercise to understand the eye-level line is to have a tape measure and a pencil. It is easiest if done in room with a clear view a wall. Sit on the floor about 5 feet from a wall and measure the height of your eyes, this is your eye-level line. Let's say it measures 28 inches from the floor to your eyes. Now look at the wall across from you and visually place your eye-level line. Now get up, go to the wall, and measure the 28 inches and place a tic mark with the pencil. Return to where you were sitting and see how accurate you were. Do the same sitting in a chair and standing. Each time your eye-level changes and each time you may be surprised how accurate you were from visually placing the eye-level line on a wall. As simple as this exercise is it has proved

02/16/2014 Flag

I did they eye level exercise. (at my age getting up from floor isn't as easy as getting down) I now understand what to look for in my line of sight. Thank you.

02/17/2014 Flag

Hello sfmcbride, I noticed that the 3rd part of my criticism did not post, my apologies. Your view offers some useful structures and opportunities to practice perspective. You did the guardrail well: the scale of its dimensions, detail and tone all diminish to give a convincing illusion of depth. My one concern with it is a compositional issue that often compromises the space. It may have been of use to not have the guardrail line up with the corner. The mountains in the distance are also rendered well. You may want to be careful about "squaring off" the contours of the mountain. Although slight the angles of the top and side will better contribute to the space. For example, notice how much more space there is in the guardrail because you curved it. Also, a overall tonal structure could enhance the drawing's depth. Often it is of use to reformat the reference image into a black & white picture so that you can better analyze the tonal structure.

02/17/2014 Flag

[criticism continued, part iv] All-in-all, a good effort, and it is commendable you tackled this ambitious project. I look forward to the posting of your next drawing.

02/17/2014 Flag

I ave started to re-sketch the picture, using your guidance, but would it be better to modify what I already did (erase an area and adjust) or start over?

02/21/2014 Flag

Hello sfmcride, Either way will work, although in this instance it is preferable that you would start over. The drawing is a good effort and should be recognized as such. It will also be beneficial as a comparison piece to the new drawing. I look forward to seeing your new drawing or redrawing posted.

02/21/2014 Flag