Somewhere in Oregon

Project Description

What type of piece is this? Drawing Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. Extra soft and soft charcoal

What you will need

  • Graphite

Q&A with lollygirl60

Patrick Connors asked:
Hello lollygirl60, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. Congratulations on posting your first project. An ambitious drawing in that you distinguish the depth primarily by how the trees are depicted. The trees, or more precisely, the treetops in the foreground are drawn so that the viewer nearly knows the species. The attention to detail also gives a useful visual cue for the depth. It may been of use to have had a tad more tree branch overlap on the middle ground. Sometimes, if elements in the foreground do not overlap other elements behind them properly, it can flatten the pictorial space. The middleground pasture or field could have been expanded with some detail much as you have done with the middleground trees. Even tonal differences would be of use. The distant background depicted as tonal expression confirms the great space. If possible, could you give a bit more information in the description? Please see my most recent general announcement for specifics. Look forward to seeing your next posting.
lollygirl60 answered:
Hi Patrick, Thanks for the feedback! Actually the area in between is water. It was pretty calm so there wasn't much wave action. Any suggestions for how to convey that better? I completely understand your comment about the overlap, as soon as I read it I understood what you meant.

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