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The MICA Bridge

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The Bridge

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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 a bridge within the MICA(Maryland Institute College of Art). I stood outside of the Artists and Craftsman art store like a real artist and sketched the bridge with oncoming traffic. The bridge was a challenge, and I'm happy I didn't give up while halfway through the drawing. I was giving serious consideration. In this project I applied the Albertian Veil that Patrick showcased in lesson 4. Hopefully I placed the horizon or eye level line correctly. I circled my issues of concern on presentation 3 with Albertian Veil placement via photoshop. A. The sign off to the left, specifically the lower bottom line points in an upward direction and should trend downward toward the horizon line. I am starting to grasp that shapes above the horizon line is going to point downward toward the vanishing point, while anything (i.e. buildings) below the horizon line will point up toward the vanishing point on the horizon or eye-level line. The horizon is always at eye level so this is now what Im trying to establish or think about first in my future drawing and plein air studies and painting. B. The vertical columns on the right have some spacing issues. The columns need less distance between each column as the columns recede in space. C. The point at the right end of the bridge in the distance is a little off to the left its opposite. I had to correct this in the initial drawing, but still I see I'm a little off. I see how the Albertian veil has helped me spot some perspective problems.

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Hello jjwoodee, Just noticed that I still owe you an addendum, will post it shortly.

09/08/2014 Flag

Sure thing Patrick, looking forward to it.

09/10/2014 Flag

Hello jjwoodee, My apologies, I was not able to streamline my explanation & drawings to address one of your concerns. Also, I omitted it because my explanation may clarify as much as confuse. Last, the explanation was dealing with matters associated with this course but outside of its domain. Nonetheless, you did an excellent job of troubleshooting. Let's start with the sign, as you note both the top and bottom of the sign should appear to "vanish" to the same point on the Eye-level line. Use the top of the sign as the correct vanishing line and follow it until it intersects the Eye-level line. This will be the Vanishing Point [VP] for the sign. Because of perspective principles parallel lines vanish to the same VP, have the bottom of the sign vanish there also. You may want to review Lesson 4 The Albertian Veil around 30 mins and watch while I do a similar thing to the park bench. Recently, I place a note there to highlight this idea. The column placement was the explanation

10/17/2014 Flag

[explanation continued] The column placement was the explanation that I failed to simplify and omitted. I am now working on another Craftsy course that will cover the placement of such things. all-in-all, your progress is impressive. Your improvement with the employment of the Albertian Veil is of note. I look forward to seeing the post of your next drawing.

10/17/2014 Flag

Thanks for the thorough explanation and encouragement. This course has helped me sharpen my sense of perspective in my plein air work.

10/22/2014 Flag