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Mountain Scene......take two!

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Camera NIKON COOLPIX P80
Exposure Time 10/911
F-Stop 3.5
ISO 64

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Perspective in Landscape Drawing taught by Patrick Connors

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Category Drawing
Type Drawing
Subject Landscape
Material Graphite
Style Realist
Minke on craftsy.com

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Second try,now with border and on 8"X 12" paper. I stepped back and included more of the birch trees and used B pencils, along with the HB pencil I stuck with the last time. I have watched the first three lessons and look forward to the next one.

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Hello Minke, Congratulations on this second attempt of the Mountain Scene. It is an impressive improvement over your first drawing. You have a successful spatial structure and that gives the viewer an opportunity to re-experience the scene through your thoughts and feelings. As one goes from the foreground to the distance you have things that make the "journey" interesting. For the most part your tonal construction confirms the spatial one. Continue to be watchful about outlines or contour lines. The birch trees in the foreground are isolated from the other parts of the drawing. This is good on one hand, but they may be too isolated in parts [for example, the main tree trunks] and will not be part of the space [scene or view]. The outlines around some of the rocks on the right side middleground would contribute to the mass of rocks projected in that space if they were somewhat less apparent. As it is now the contours flatten that part somewhat.

12/19/2013 Flag

[criticism continued] Last, consider that the mountain peak is rather close to the top of the page. A bit more sky will give more space not just to the top of the page; but, also, around the mountain [sides and in front and behind] and contribute to the rest of the composition's spatial structure that you have already accomplished. It may actually be a matter that concerns the placement of the eye-level line rather than the placement of the components of the drawing. In your next drawing, you may want to consider placing the eye-level line lower, somewhat below the horizontal centerline of the paper. This may mean making all the elements of the drawing smaller so that the scene is understood spatially. If necessary, work on a paper of larger dimensions so that the elements of the drawing are not too small. All-in-all this is a successful and fine drawing, you have furthered your understanding and execution. I look forward to seeing the next posting of your drawing.

12/19/2013 Flag