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Shady path

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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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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Still using 9x12 drawing pad, and the various pencils in your supply list. I started with a very dark border. I had a lot of trouble with the shadows on the path, which were almost as intricate as the trees that cast them.

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Hello joygilcrease,Congratulations on another good drawing. Also, the information about material and concerns is appreciated. Is this drawing from nature or from reference image? The shadows of the trees on the path look fine, at least from a spatial consideration. Where you may wish to place some concern is the row of trees on the right. The tone consistency in tone int those trees and the verge directly below them do not confirm or promote a spatial structure. Adding to some of the compromising of the space is the border tone, it works better when it is midtone rather than dark. Last, be mindful of the lines in the drawing which may work well at the start or a fine for a sketch; but for a developed drawing like this tend to invalidate your spatial appreciation. This can be seen along the left border of the path. The line should be rendered so that it is less apparent.

03/10/2014 Flag

[criticism continued] Also, the diagonal line that slopes down on the right from the sky[maybe it is a fence?] and then turns into a perpendicular and then meets with the line for the path produces a flat design or a shape. This has the effect of flattening your drawing in that area. All-in-all a good effort. I look forward to seeing the posting of your next drawing.

03/10/2014 Flag

Hi, may I say how much I appreciate this really good and constructive criticism? Usually, commentators just praise a drawing ("wonderful!", "amazing"), which is nice, but not very helpful. This, however, was supportive and inspiring.

03/14/2014 Flag