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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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How do you get your reference photo in the same post?

10/30/2013 Flag

Hello Micah Neff, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. Congratulations on your first posting[s] in this course. First in regards to your question below, it seems that you figure how to post the reference photo. The drawing is a good sketch and a useful way to work both from nature and from other references for that initial impression. Before I comment further, would you tell us more about the materials used: What type of paper and size? What was the material for drawing. Thank you.

11/01/2013 Flag

I am using graphite and markers for value sketches at this point. This first sketch was done from a photo and was sketched once (previously) in the field on a morning outing where I hunt. Am anxious to improve capturing good landscape perspective in my drawings and paintings. And Thank You Patrick for the kind welcome!

11/01/2013 Flag

Oh, and the sketch pad for this set is a Canson 65 lb Tablet 11X14 which is small for me. I tend to get lazy about thumbnails so forced myself to use a smaller tablet for this course.

11/01/2013 Flag

Hell Micah Neff, Thank you for providing all the information on materials and the reason you drew this field. If you wish, you can draw in a larger sketch pad. The main reason for sketch pad that are not too large for these exercises is because for some the larger ones are too cumbersome and some artist are a bit overwhelmed at the prospect of filling that large white space. If these are not too daunting to you go ahead and use something larger. Now onto the perspective commentary. The use of a marker to emphasize the pencil is good, especially in the foreground. It starts to flatten once you use it in the middle ground and it definitely cancels the spatial quality of the distant trees. The use of overlap to give distance is convincing although you may have gotten even more distance if the fields were below the horizontal center line. [It appears that the viewer is on a ridge or small hill looking over the fields to the distant trees. By lowering the the fields, essentially adding more

11/03/2013 Flag

[criticism cont.] By lowering the the fields, essentially adding more sky this will increase the viewer's experience. 17th-century Dutch landscape painting often does this. There is a fine example of this in Lesson 1: 17 minutes]. Your tonal structure is good and without the outlining with the marker as mentioned before it will work even better spatially. This is a very good drawing for the first exercise. I look forward to the posting of your next drawing.

11/03/2013 Flag