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Assignment 1

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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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Hello ToriME, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. This is a fine sketch of a river or inlet. Could you give some information on material and did you work from nature or a reference image? Thank you.

06/09/2014 Flag

Hi. I worked from nature on this river scene using a variety of pencils on 9" x 12" spiral bound sketch book paper. I roughed in the layout with an F pencil and then tried to fill in the values using 2B and HB I think. I'm hoping this class will not only help me improve on perspective, but also help me get better at getting the correct values and not getting so caught up in little details too soon. These things are hard for me.

06/10/2014 Flag

Thank you ToriME, For the information on material and process. Your strategy for approach is sound, well done. This approach should prove useful for the perspective and for the tonal structure [values]. One thing to remember in illusionistic artwork is that relative values appear less dark as they go into the distance. For example, the dark values used to indicate the shadows and various tones of the cliff in the background are too dark when compared to those in the foreground and middleground. This consistency in value tends to cancel the pictorial depth. You may wish to use only the harder graphite in the distances or backgrounds as a way to remind yourself to keep those tones less dark. I look forward to seeing the post of your next drawing.

06/10/2014 Flag

You have already posted another drawing. Well done! I will comment on it soon.

06/10/2014 Flag