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Sailboats At dock

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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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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. 2B pencil, Strathmore 60 lb. paper

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What are you most proud of? You are never too old to learn something new

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Patience!

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I'm feeling this drawing looks flat to me. What could I have done differently? More shading on the sailboats to bring them to the foreground?

03/20/2014 Flag

Hello Mewzigal, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. Congratulations on the posting of your first assignment. This is a clever idea for demonstrating perspective principles. Your insights below are correct: There is some flatness to the drawing. Perhaps, more shading on the sailboats would help; but, you may first want to assess the line quality throughout the drawing. It is in some places the line quality is consistent from foreground to middlegorund. For example, all of the boats' sterns are equal as are the lines [ropes] for the sails. This contributes to the flattening effect. Also, although the diagonal on the right base, indicative of a pier, is a neat design solution, it may also contribute to the flattening. The tree trunks and land masses are all described with line, it may be of use to see if you can resolve them tonally. All-in-all a fine and ambitious first effort. I look forward to seeing the posting of your next drawing.

03/21/2014 Flag