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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
Subject Landscape
Material Graphite
Style Realist
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Graphite pencils on cartridge paper, using marks rather than lines.

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Landscapes are not my preferred subject so I was surprised how much I enjoyed this project. It was quite liberating to hold the pencil with a different grip to make marks using the side of the pencil. I was quite pleased with the results.

07/03/2014 Flag

Lesson 4: I have used the Albertian Veil for the bridge itself but I don't understand how to use it to get the right angle for the steps up to the bridge. I also don't know how to ensure that the bridge supports are at the right distance from each other, or the right width, to reinforce the sense of space.

07/05/2014 Flag

Hello LifeSparkle, Congratulations on depicting a lovely woodsy scene with a finely drawn bridge. Considering the drawing with you statement that landscapes are not you preferred subject you may need to revise that thought! Pleased to read that changing the grip of the stylus had useful and pleasing results. There is so much to drawing that we often forget about the fundamentals, for example stylus grip, which can be of importance. As regards the Albertian Veil and analyzing angles, remember that the Albertian Veil is for the big planes: principally the ground plane, although it can be used for the smaller elements. For something like the bridge steps, it is best if you use the measure stick. Review that lesson. One more concern is the tonal structure. The foreground is convincing and you have a complete range of values indicating changes of or in planes, forms, chroma, and fabric [flora, wood, water, etc.]. The tonal structure is less certain once the eye reaches the bridge.

07/12/2014 Flag

[criticism continued] The tones diminish too quickly indicating a much larger distance than is indicated. Considering not working on this drawing but trying to resolve that in your next assignment. All-in-all, a fine drawing, with much improvement from the previous assignment. [How did the border affect your working method?] I look forward to seeing the post of your next drawing.

07/12/2014 Flag