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View Of The Bay, 2 nd Drawing + Ref.foto

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Perspective in Landscape Drawing taught by Patrick Connors

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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Graphite crayon, charcoal

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Hello katiadamor, Congratulations on your second drawing. Thank you for including the reference image. Also, if you would, please include the size of the paper. One material listed is graphite crayon, I am unfamiliar with this material. Just make sure that it does not have too much wax in it, thereby making it difficult to model [it can go too dark to quickly] and erase. Perhaps the most important thing is that you achieved nearly all of the spatial effects without line; but with tone. Tonally, it would be of use to have the foreground value closer to one another. For example, the road should a bit darker to match or be similar to the verges on either side. Also, be aware that the drawing stroke can contribute or compromise the illusion of depth. The drawing strokes in the verges are good, less so those that describe the road and those for the bicyclist. Those for the sky and the mountain are not bad.

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[criticism continued] You may want to take a look at Lesson 7, Topic 4, [about 24 mins. There is a Video Note for "Initial lay-in of light mass]. Notice how I am placing the stroke: Non-directionally. At the beginning it is useful if the drawing strokes are not too apparent so that you are concentrating on the spatial structure. A stroke that is too apparent at the beginning is many times an unintended "finishing stroke" Often, it will inhibit the tonal structure necessary because that "finishing stroke" has implicitly completed that area. I see that you have posted another drawing. Good for you, just keep working and posting your projects. I will comment on that soon.

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One last note on this in terms of composition: You placed the eye-level line at a good height in the composition.

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