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What are you most proud of? In Drawing #1, I wanted to include other aspects covered in the initial lessons that I need to clarify for myself: (1) to create an imaginary horizon line, based on the perspective in the building carved into the rock. Given this is a sandy valley fully enclosed by mountains, I had no visible horizon to depend on; (2) to reinforce my understanding of the ground plane by keeping in mind the structure of the da Vinci drawing in Lesson 1. The photo itself provided the composing L's (here in black pencil). My horizon is imaginary (helped by perspective lines extended from the building) and I've overlaid in red and blue biro the Albertian veil. The horizontal line thus becomes my eye level line and the two blue biro lines help me "process" the ground plane (especially since it's undifferentiated sand in the photo); (3) to deliberately "flatten" space by using an equal line quality throughout, thus making the compositional elements very hard to "read" in places. It was very hard personally not to include any tone. (4) to work within a border, which will stop my tendency in my own drawing to "roam" away from what attracted me initially in the landscape; (5) to be conscious of overlap and making the necessary pleasing adjustments, e.g. the rocks behind the donkeys and carts; (6) to superimpose an Albertian veil on a landscape; (7) to acknowledge indirectly, in the donkeys and carriages at left, the discussion about hyperfocus, the "distraction" inherent in people, perspective and shading associated with park bench covered in the lessons. While I found it terribly hard not to include tone, I found myself still inadvertently drawing "light" by outlining some of the mid- and dark-tone shadows on the rock faces.