Landscape - revised trees

Project Description

What type of piece is this? Drawing Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Tried to improve the trees and the bushes around the house. Can you please suggest how I can correct the path so it is not separate from the rest of the ground. Should I add suggestion of grass? Darken it? Thank you for your comments they are very helpful.

What you will need

  • Graphite

Q&A with lmfr

Patrick Connors asked:
Hello lmfr, Your drawing is improving with each amendment, refinement, and revision. As regards the path it may need two things: tone and detail. First, there should be a general tone that promotes its recession to the house. This would be a light midtone that would be placed on the entire path. Then you place the dark values upon it representing the shadows and modeling of the path. [You are doing this the other way round: Placing the shadows and modeling first.] Were you able to take a photographic or digital image of this and reformat it into a black & white format? [Please review the commentary on your previous posting.] This would give you a good way to make a tonal comparison and assist you in execution. For detail, notice how unvaried the verges or sides of the path are as they go from foreground to the house. The line quality should vary. For example, getting less dark and thick, as it goes to the house. Notice how successful the ground plane works along the fence.
lmfr answered:
Patrick: Thanks so much for your comments. They are all very helpful. Yesterday I printed a digital black and white of the picture. Understand what you are saying about doing things the other way round. I should first place the mid tones and then come and do the details, darks. I also appreciate your comments on the picture of the pond and moving the horizon line avoiding the pond to look upwards. Thanks again.