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Sketch 1 Eden Gardens

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Sketch 1

Created in this Craftsy class

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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Here are some details about my project:
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. This is my first sketch for the Perspective class. I did the plein air using Prismacolor pencils.

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Hello brenita2013, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. Congratulations to the posting of your first drawing. [Did you do the first project? A landscape drawing with no border. It is in the "Video Notes" or in "Meet Patrick Connors" about 20 minutes.] Also, thank you for posting the information and the reference image. First could you tell everyone the dimensions of the drawing? Also, in using Prismacolors you were careful in not going to dark in the drawing. Which is difficult with such drawing styli and similar crayons which have a wax content that make control a bit more difficult and erasing can be a problem. On that note, the border is generally best when it is a midtone not as dark as you have drawn it. Because of that, you did not tone the foreground as dark as it should be. It is good to that you included the detail of the plants at the edge of the river bank. The next time you do that type of detail look at the various angles and curls some of those river weeds have.

10/06/2013 Flag

Patrick, Thanks for the comments. The drawing in a 9x12 sketch pad. The Primsmacolor pencils are the turquoise art pencils - I believe they are graphite. I will go back and find the info for the first exercise and post one soon. I missed it before. Thanks again. Several things I learned doing this sketch. It is hard to stay within the determined perimeter of the drawing and size relationships seem to drift when not using a photograph to draw from.

10/28/2013 Flag

Criticism continued: The plane for the rive is good but the overall tone should be a bit darker, not much, just a little. The lands masses in the distance are a little to dark.. Remember as a dark object- no matter whether it is an island, or a tree, or a rock- recedes into the distance it will be less dark than the same object closer to the artist or viewer. On the other hand, you render much of the drawing tonally without the line and this is an important aspect of not only the exercises but in the expression of space. Look forward to the posting of your next drawing.

10/06/2013 Flag