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RR landscape exercise 1

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Camera Canon Canon PowerShot ELPH 330 HS
Exposure Time 1/60
F-Stop 3.2
ISO 160

Exercise 1 Garden

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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 Plein Air
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Canson 80lb sketching paper 9x12. Pencils HB, 3b, 6b & blending stick. Spent 90 minutes, beginning just after noon on a sunny day. First attempt at foliage - lots to learn!

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I can see the brick border should have been curved s little and immediately above it should have been darker. I'm sure you will have lots more suggestions so fire away!

03/15/2014 Flag

I added more foreground to try to give the sketch more depth. I also changed to a vertical format to allow for the bricks.

03/16/2014 Flag

Hello RRead, Changing the the composition from horizontal to vertical or vice-versa is a undervalued and infrequent studio practice. Congratulations on your attempt you did well. Giving the composition more foreground helped the pictorial depth. The bricks are better understood as part of the ground plane, in the first drawing they do not work as well. I look forward to seeing the posting of your next drawing.

03/23/2014 Flag

Hello RRead, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. Congratulations on posting your first [and second] drawing[s]. This is an ambitious endeavor, especially in the shading. Also appreciated is the information on materials, the reference image, and your insights. You may have underestimated the success of the spatial structure of the first drawing. You may have neglected a general chaiaroscuro. Note how in your drawing the dark areas surround the form of the sculpture and in doing so flatten the space a bit. One thing that may be of use is to take your digital image of the scene and make it is black & white image. Compare that to your drawing[s], not so much for spatial analysis but to look at the tonal range of light, middle and shadow masses. Despite your misgivings, the first drawing is good, as is the second. In the second drawing the light, mid, and shadow masses do not display the structural integrity as well. That being said, I commend you for the analysis and execution.

03/21/2014 Flag

[criticism continued] I look forward to seeing the posting of your next drawing.

03/21/2014 Flag