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Mountain scene

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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. Started with the birch trees on a small sketch pad 5 1/2" X 9 1/2" and meant to just get an idea of what I wanted to do, but just kept going after I found the side of the HB pencil, and enjoyed what I was doing. That is the only pencil I used.

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Hello Minke, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. Congratulations on posting your first drawing for the course. Also, thank you for the information on the process of making this drawing. It is a lovely drawing and there is some sound spatial foundation. The eye-level line, which determines the ground plane, the anchor for many landscapes, is good. The tonal structure is not bad, but may be too much the same from the foreground to the background. Also, you will want to diminish the strength of your line in the middle and backgrounds. For example, the tone that outlines the mountains should not be so apparent. Did you work from nature or a reference image? As meticulous as you drew the the birch trees, there need to be more information about them as regards their relation to the ground plane. It would help to explain their location in the space by showing their lower trunks and roots. This will mean standing further back.

12/11/2013 Flag

You may want to look at or review the section on the "Cone of Vision" Lesson 5, section 5. The cone of vision is a tool that helps the artist determine where he or she should stand [or imagine to be standing] to promote spatial structure. Look forward to seeing the posting of your next drawing.

12/11/2013 Flag

It looks beautiful.

12/12/2013 Flag

Thank you for the comment Carol_ker, it is a wonderful draiwng.

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