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Project

Landscape 1st Assignment

Project Description

What type of piece is this? Drawing Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. We took a walk in the forest today while visiting family for the holidays. So this photo will be my reference photo even when I return to my home in another state. But I wanted to get started learning how to draw. I didn't have all the materials I needed but I did have a couple of pencils (2B and 8B) and a plastic eraser. I had a 6 x 9 journal with me so that's the size of my first drawing. The journal was a gift so I don't know what paper she used but it seems smooth and heavy. It took me about 45 minutes. I have to say, I like this size because even at this size, I got impatient with putting in all the details of the leaves and grass. I think this will be my biggest challenge in learning how to draw. Patience. Since I have never taken a drawing class, I already see I've made a major mistake because the overall composition does not match the photo! So much to learn!

What you will need

  • Graphite

Q&A with Carol Ann Waugh

lmfr asked:
Hi Carol: Your drawing is very nice, we are always too hard on ourselves. I don't think drawings have to look exactly like the photo. The important thing is what the viewer feels when they see your drawing. At least that is what I think. In your drawing there is a certain tranquility, The very subtle color you have added gives that impression. It reminded me of Edgar A. Poe's poem about roads diverging in a forest (yellow wood).
Carol Ann Waugh answered:
Thanks for your comments. I didn't add any color (I drew it with a black pencil) but my camera isn't the best and so I think the low light made it look like I colored it. I'll try to take a better photo next time. On to the next assignment!
Quiltingrosebud asked:
Ther are no mistakes.....remember???? I see a cross country ski trail.
Carol Ann Waugh answered:
Ha! Yes, (did I say that???) I think we all strive to be perfect. So, I will take a deep breath and try to just enjoy the process. Tomorrow, I will draw my second assignment. I like having homework! Thanks Patrick!