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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
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Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. sketch pad and drawing pencils.

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Hello lorettaje, I want to know a few things before I make the critique. How big is your drawing, what were the hardnesses of the pencils, were you working "plein air" [outdoors from nature] or from another source, and did you use any of the drawing tools introduced in the course? One thing to note now is that you are working on a midtone ground [the paper has a particular tone or value to it]. This can be a lovely thing to do but remember you reduce the chiaroscuro structure accordingly. In another words, the range from light to dark is less than when you work on white paper. In doing so you may compromise your spatial structure. You chose an ambitious challenge, something we will deal more with in Lesson 7. It is hard to resist toned paper, when drawing, I almost always work on it. One thing you will need to consider is adding white chalk. Don't do that now but on the next drawing.

07/26/2013 Flag

Mr.Connors, thank's for asking thepaper is Strathmore 60# 9.79x12". The pencils are Derwent graphic #'s 3H to 2B.

07/27/2013 Flag

(cont.) the picture is from a drawing book. I went tru the videos a second and third time to help me remember. I made the opposing L's and Albertian veil. I watched the next video about theconeof vision and plumb line. When I photography the drawing the flash changes the contrast. So this last drawing I turned the flash off. The paper is white. I have never used chalk. The weather is to hot outside to be drawing outside. I attempt to use the Albertian veil.

07/27/2013 Flag

Hello lorettaje, Thank you for the comments, the size of the paper and range of pencil is good. I am not very computer savv

07/29/2013 Flag

...savvy but you should be able to lighten the image to match your drawing. This is important because the critique is based on the image you provide. If possible when you "open" the image look for "Tools" and see if there is not a heading for "Color Adjustment". Click on that and under that heading you will find a number of things to ensusre the image is a close match to the actual artwork.

07/29/2013 Flag

Hello Lorettaje, I really like your sketch. I often see scenery in books like this and wish I could be there, sitting on a sunlit bank with those brooding mountains in the background. Your drawing has captured that feeling and I think it is lovely.

07/29/2013 Flag