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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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Here are some details about my project:
Category Drawing
Subject Landscape
Material Graphite
Style Plein Air
jjwoodee on

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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Is the piece for sale? No

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10.5 x 7. 5 inches h, HB pencils on Strathmore medium 70 lb drawing paper

08/10/2014 Flag

Hello jjwoodee, This is a wonderfully executed perspective exercise, ambitious also. I want to try something with your drawing before responding. Will have it done soon. Thank you for your patience.

08/14/2014 Flag

By all means. I'm looking forward to it.

08/14/2014 Flag

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