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Assignment 2

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Camera Apple iPhone 4
Exposure Time 1/642
F-Stop 2.8
ISO 80

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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, Congratulations on posting a successful drawing for assignment number 2. It seems that your tonal structure has improved since your last drawing. This may be due to the border and to the fact that the space you are depicting is not as immense as previously. Nonetheless, the tonal structure is effective, that is, it confirms the layout of space. Be careful about your relative darks. For example, although the distance trees are dark they would not be as dark as some of the darks in the foreground. You may wish to skip ahead to Lesson 7: Atmospheric Perspective and take a glance at that. Also, could you include the information on materials and process as you did for the first drawing? Also, did you notice if the border had any effect on your making of the drawing? I look forward to seeing the post of your next drawing.

06/10/2014 Flag

Thank you for your comments about the darks. They are helpful. I drew this on location using 9 x 12 sketch book paper and 6B, 4B, 2B, HB and F pencils. I used the softest pencils for quickly laying in the darkest darks in the back ground and bushes. I did start the drawing by consciously determining where my eye level/horizon line was and constantly referring to it while laying out the pathway. I think the border does help in defining the picture plane.

06/11/2014 Flag

You are welcome ToriME. Thank you for the additional information. It does help me and the other perspectivi. By the way, the path works well as a perspective element leading the eye back into the yard. In starting the placement of the darks and shadow masses you may wish to consider using a pencil no harder than HB. The following advice is contrary to some techniques: Try not to make the darks too dark at the start, wait until the very end. See how that works for you. In the future, you may wish to place border on other drawings of still life, portrait, etc and see if it helps in those instances.

06/11/2014 Flag