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Trees in a park

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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 Pastel
Style Realist
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I transferred original sketch onto grey toned paper using red transfer paper. Then I drew using white and green watercolor pencils + graphite pencils 2 and 2B. This is meant to be an exercise in "atmospheric perspective"

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Welcome back joygilcrease, It is good to see your latest project. In a review of your posted images, one can see impressive progress being made. Congratulations! [Your last three images were of particular interest- as I mentioned before in their individual commentary.] In this project to depict linear and atmospheric perspective you have added color. In that regard, it should be noted- as mentioned before in the lessons and other commentary- that Leonardo the Grand Master of perspective categorized the subject into three headings: Linear perspective, atmospheric perspective and the perspective of color. In his "Virgin of the Rocks" in the Louvre one can see those three perspectives expertly combined and the effect is a pictorial depth in a most perceptually persuasive manner. You have done some useful things to depict space: For example, the foreground tree is a "screen" and invites the viewer into the scene.

05/24/2014 Flag

[criticism continued] The pattern of its cast shadow is good but may have been improved if there was an other color than graphite, a deeper cooler green. With the introduction of the green the viewer wants more. In the future, try different greens for the grasses on the ground plane, still different greens for the foliage and of course those greens used for the light masses cannot be used for the shadow masses. It could be a delightful exercise to see how many greens could be used to enhance the spatial structure. This is the last assignment for the course: Congratulations! on completion and your improvement.

05/24/2014 Flag