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Sketch 2 - Back woods with border

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Camera Apple iPhone 4S
Exposure Time 1/20
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ISO 64

Sketch 2 Back woods

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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. Selected a view from original sketch with assignment of adding border using graphite pencils B, 2B and a regular pencil on an 11 x 14 sketch pad.

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Hello JCasey, Congratulations on posting an image which further investigates and reveals you interest in this scene. I cannot endorse this idea of drawing something several times or more; and with each time something else reveals itself whether in the drawing or in the scene itself. [A subtle or nuance thought is that as you are working the actual ideal experience is that the act of drawing, observing and the scene become one. Enough waxing philosophical for now!] In the last drawing I remarked on the idea of being careful about making sure all your relative tones behave spatially. [You did this drawing before I posted the comments.] In this drawing with the darkest tones in the middleground the eye immediately goes there. This is a useful device, often used by artists, to bring the viewer's eye to a particular area in the picture. Generally, it does sacrifice the rest of the picture in doing this. It may be good practice to draw this scene again, and give the foreground a tonal.

06/22/2014 Flag

[criticism cont.] It may be good practice to draw this scene again, and give the foreground a tonal structure that corresponds to that in the middle ground. It may be necessary to adjust some of your tonal ideas or modeling that you have made in this drawing. By the way, what did you think of the toned border? All-in-all, a fine drawing. I look forward to seeing the post of your next drawing.

06/22/2014 Flag

Thanks, Patrick, for the guidance. You said, " I cannot endorse this idea of drawing something several times or more; and with each time something else reveals itself whether in the drawing or in the scene itself.". Did you mean you cannot endorse this idea ENOUGH? I have been unable to draw in the last weeks. As I head out to the woods by what you suggest with giving "the foreground a tonal structure that corresponds to that in the middle ground" I'm assuming this means more detail and darker in the foreground? I did like the border suggestion as it helps to focus on what I am trying to really depict.

07/07/2014 Flag

You are quite right, I meant to say, "I cannot endorse this idea of drawing something several times or more ENOUGH!; and with each time something else reveals itself whether in the drawing or in the scene itself." Also, you are correct about your second question, the foreground should be darker with more detail and contrast relative to the middleground and distance. Thanks, Patrick, for the guidance. You said, " I cannot endorse this idea of drawing something several times or more; and with each time something else reveals itself whether in the drawing or in the scene itself.". Did you mean you cannot endorse this idea ENOUGH? I have been unable to draw in the last weeks. As I head out to the woods by what you suggest with giving "the foreground a tonal structure that corresponds to that in the middle ground" I'm assuming this means more detail and darker in the foreground? I did like the border suggestion as it helps to focus on what I am trying to really depict.

07/08/2014 Flag