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Sketch 3 Backwoods version 2

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Camera Apple iPhone 4S
Exposure Time 1/20
F-Stop 2.4
ISO 50

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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
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 the 2nd attempt of a similar landscape trying to vary the tone from the foreground to the middle ground. I paint (a little) and find it easier to do this with using color tone than I do with graphite. While I was working on this the weather changed quickly and made it difficult to vary the tone as much as I'd have liked to. I used mainly No 2 pencil and 2B.

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Hello JCasey, This is a fine linear expression and rendition of the scene. As I mentioned before, I cannot endorse this practice enough: Returning to the same scene and drawing it and redrawing it. On a compositional note, you may wish not to crop the scene too much, it can inhibit the viewer's appreciation of the spatial structure. In that regard, have you been using the Cone of vision Tool? If not, this tool will give you an excellent guide to how much of the scene can be included in your drawing. The tonal structure is a bit limited, it may help you with the analysis of the tonal range to reformat this image into one that is black & white. In short, there is an omission of a general statement of the tone for the drawings elements: for example, the tress, grass and ground. Do not try to "fix" this drawing but do another and start with a general tone, use a b&w image if necessary for reference.

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[criticism continued] This may mean that there are several different general tones: One for the grass, one for fallen leaves, one for the trees and one for the foliage. There may be subtle or obvious differences between these general tones; but they should get you to appreciate the tonal differences of say the grass from the fallen leaves even though both occupy the same plane and are receiving the same light. As you note, this is much easier to do with paint or color. You are to be commended for the spatial structure you achieved with a linear placement, now contribute to that with a tonal structure. I look forward to seeing the post of your next assignment.

07/15/2014 Flag

One more thought: Perhaps making a painting or color study will help with the tonal rendering?

07/15/2014 Flag