Patrick Connors asked:
Hello mckennalinn, Congratulations on posting your first drawing. Despite some initial confusion in perspectival theory, which is a subject you now have elucidated, you have a good grasp of perspective in practice. As you noted, the drawing is stretched one way and this is an important observation. You and other artists will find that there is a tendency to "stretch" or emphasize sections of the drawing unwittingly. Interestingly, this tendency will appear in all your representationist depiction whether it is landscape, portrait, still life, etc. So if you tend to lengthen your landscapes, you probably do the same in your portrait and so forth. You now know to be on the alert if you are seeking accuracy. On another matter, since so many artists are trained, if trained at all, to start a drawing with a linear expression we often ignore the aspect of starting with a tonal aspect. As mentioned in the project previous to you, I will suggest that after you place your construction lines, you immediately start making sense of the spatial layout through tonal expression. Start lightly at first, for example the grass on the ground plane would have one tone. The bushes and flora on the left another tone and those on the right and in the distance yet other tones appropriate to space and color. Although the drawing may have an undesired ambiguity due to the similarity of tone, it will have an atmospheric depiction that should prompt you in considering how to bring the entire drawing to a spatial realization- not finish- but an awareness of the layout of the land. If desired, the drawing can be furthered with more tone, detail, and linear clarification.