Created by: Elizabethj
Project

Front Garden lessons

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I used an 11x14 Strathmore medium surface, acid free heavy weight drawing paper. Value variations are achieved by using B, F, 2H, 6H and 5B drawing pencils. What are you most proud of? I am most proud how I used the tools that Patrick recommended to develop my sketch into a more pleasing drawing. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Look in your own back yard (or front yard in this case) for inspiration.

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Elizabethj made Front Garden lessons with:

Perspective in Landscape Drawing

Online Class

Perspective in Landscape Drawing

with Patrick Connors

Project Description

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I used an 11x14 Strathmore medium surface, acid free heavy weight drawing paper. Value variations are achieved by using B, F, 2H, 6H and 5B drawing pencils. What are you most proud of? I am most proud how I used the tools that Patrick recommended to develop my sketch into a more pleasing drawing. What advice would you give someone starting this project? Look in your own back yard (or front yard in this case) for inspiration.

Q&A with Elizabethj

Patrick Connors asked:
Hello Elizabethj, This is an official Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing since you have already been participating in commentary. Congratulations on the posting of this lovely atmospheric drawing. If possible, in the future please give us a bit more information on the materials including: The type and dimensions of the paper, the hardnesses of the pencils. [It is appreciated that you included you proudest moment and advice.] This is a good first effort and a lovely moment captured. Well done. One thing that may have helped with giving the center mist of the drawing even more prominence would be to give a light midtone [a bit darker than what you have now] to the left and right sides of the drawing where the trees and foliage are. Also, to have followed through with the shadow on the path in the foreground. Or at least a tone on the ground to the right of the path. I look forward to the posting of your next drawing.
Elizabethj answered:
Thank you for the suggestions, Patrick. I have been working on the concept for this drawing for some time and will attempt to post my photo that was the inspiration. This is my first Craftsy online class so there is a bit of a learning curve regarding format, thank you for your patience. The sketchbook is 81/2x11 smooth surface, spiral bound. I used a variety of Faber Castell pencils with a blending stick.

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