A view down Roland

Project Description

What type of piece is this? Drawing Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. 9 X 12 Roughly, HB, 2B Pencils Continuing my road theme, here's another sketch from Roland Avenue here in Baltimore. Im happy with the composition and sense of space. I do believe the trees on the right side within the meridian of the road could use more atmospheric perspective by better control and handling of my pencils. I did some post editing at home hastily, and I could clean up the erasure marks on the far right. The shape created by the cast shadow of the trees offer an interesting element but would require some shape refinement. I'm still terrified of sketching people within the scene but had many opportunities to do so. Is the piece for sale? No

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Q&A with jjwoodee

Patrick Connors asked:
Hello jjwoodee, Pleased to see another in your series of Roland Avenue. As I remarked in other posts, most recently JCasey's image immediately previous to this one, the importance of making a number of drawings of the same scene. Would you be able to supply a reference image? Whether or not you can post one, I'll comment further soon.
jjwoodee answered:
Hi Patrick, This is another street drawing different locations from the previous projec. I supplied the reference image taken today. the drawing was done a couple of weeks earlier so the tree growth in the photo from the drawing is more prominent. The photo offers some ideas. The growth of the trees almost but not quite merging makes of interesting shapes. The shapes of the shadows in the photos are clearer and follow the rules of perspective a little better than my drawing. The last reference image is a quick thumbnail done much earlier in the year, but when i completed the image I felt there was something complelling to the scene to visit again, hence the more involved drawing. I definitely see some refinement possibilities for this image. I also did a small 5 x 7 painting from this scene and Id be happy to share, but I realize this is a drawing class. I may work this up into an even larger painting and these steps and your feedback are helping get to a clearer vision.