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perspective on landscaping lesson 4

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Camera Lenovo Lenovo B8000-F
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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 Expressionist, Realist
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Pencil drawing of landscape next to water with trees behind

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I really liked your drawing. It gave me a good sense of space and depth - something that I am beginning to understand in my own drawings. Good work!

04/02/2014 Flag

Weel observed Mewzikgal.

04/05/2014 Flag

Thank you. This class has helped me to think about what I see in order to interpret depth. I'm very happy with how much my drawing improved after 4 lessons.

04/03/2014 Flag

Hello MarshaClark, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. "What are the dimensions of the drawing?" is my first question. It is greatly appreciated and of interest to see the two steps in making this drawing. Your depiction of the middleground- the line of trees- is meticulous in scale and detail. You may wish to start experimenting with the tonal expression or structure in that region so that it confirms the linear quality: especially scale. The tonal expression or modeling should get less dark, relatively speaking, as it goes into the distance. Also, much of the foreground's success as a spatial plane is due to your planning and execution. It is wonderful detail and makes this drawing "a poem about space." That being said, it seems that the tonal structure is compressed, not a full range from light to dark values, especially from the mid to dark values. Sometimes this technique is used, with great success, to quickly and directly lead the eye back to the middle ground and distance. In doing this, it does sacrifice the foreground. With all the planning and execution of your foreground, this is a big sacrifice. If you were to place more dark values, you will find the drawing's composition will become more complex and the eye will travel throughout the drawing rather than make the direct line of sight it does now. All-in-all, an impressive drawing. I look forward to seeing the posting of your next drawing.

04/05/2014 Flag

Thank you Mr. Connors for the feedback. To answer your question, I drew this on a small pad 9.5 x 6. Only pad I had with me at the time. As for the tone, I agree. I struggled with the shading from start to finish. I looked at the photo and I know that the trees far away are dark and the mountains behind lighter, but I wasn't sure how to make the foreground trees standout. I also attempted to draw a stream that meandered into the foreground, but I couldnt get the reflections right. I also wasnt certain how much detail to put in to the trees. I was so focused more on maintaining original perspective that I lost site of depth, which is why the drawing is so linear. I will attempt to draw another and see what happens when I play with the tone. I would appreciate any guidance on drawing water reflections. Im so happy with the result of this picture. I suppose I should post my first drawing. It is truly awful. But it does show how much I learned about perspective, in just 3 lessons. You are a wonderful teacher Mr. Connors.

04/08/2014 Flag

You are quite welcomed MarshaClark. Thank you for adding information about the dimensions of the drawing, process, and insight. Yes, please post your first drawing- you can always delete later if you wish. If you redraw ithe scene, you may consider doing it a bit larger in dimension- say, 8 x 12 or 12 x 16 [inches?]. That will enable you to better see and maintain the perspective while you develop the drawing. It is pleasing to read that you have improved in 3 lessons and thank you for the kind words. They are appreciated. Last, my comments, however valid, do not take away from the fact that this is a fine drawing and you should be proud of it.

04/11/2014 Flag