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3 Ladies (rocks) second attempt

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Exposure Time 1/60
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Perspective in Landscape Drawing taught by Patrick Connors

Master linear perspective and learn to draw landscapes accurately using simple tools and classic techniques.

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Category Drawing
Type Drawing
Subject Landscape
Material Graphite
Style Plein Air
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. 8x11 sketchbook, spiral. Initially used a 2B and then a 6B for the limited shading I did. The border around the page really did help! Also used the composing L's before I started, very helpful. Also used the pencil itself as a measuring tool, and that method of "taking notes" to fix the basic areas was extremely useful. I may get back to this, but for right now this is as far as I'm going to go with it. I learned a great deal doing it, however, and want to try another topic. I'm wondering how does one draw leaves on the ground without doing each one? Not sure how to suggest a leaf ground cover. Also want to add that I am much happier with this one than the first one I did.

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Hello yellowdish, Congratulations on this drawing, it is an impressive improvement from your first drawing. Despite your original concern that perspective may interfere with conveying the feeling of the "looming of the rocks"; in fact, the opposite has occurred. Your use of perspective has the 3 Ladies looming all the more in this drawing. One thing that will enhance the depiction of space is to diminish the contour lines around the 3 Ladies. Place a light tone on the ground plane in front and behind the rocks and see how that helps in starting the necessary tonal structure to project the plane and indicate the leaves. Another thing that will help analyze the tonal structure is to make the digital color image into a black and white one. Once that is done you only need to give a suggestion through various and judicious line and tone placement to convincingly convey leaf ground cover. Of course, easier said than done.

10/18/2013 Flag

[criticism continued] I agree, you learned and have done enough with this drawing, so move on to the next. Look forward to seeing your next posting.

10/18/2013 Flag