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Hunsrueck Landscape No 1

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Hunsrueck Landscape

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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. Charcoal, sketchpaper DIN A 4

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What are you most proud of? --

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? --

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[First a quick note on the above-mentioned DIN A4 or sometimes abbreviated to A4. It is an European standard size for paper and pads of sheets that measures 210 x 297 mm or 8.3 x 11.7 inches.] Hello a.d. leise, Welcome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. Congratulations on your first posting. [By the way, did the folks at Craftsy help you with your recent concern?] The Hunsrueck looks like a wonderful place to draw and, of course, to practice perspective. You noted that you are using charcoal, This is the classic artist's drawing medium. It has a versatility and atmospheric quality that is more difficult to attain with other media. Are you using vine charcoal or a charcoal pencil. It may be helpful to have charcoal is several hardnesses, whether you use the stick or pencil. One word of caution is that different charcoal can have different colors, ranging from a true black going into blue-black and then changing into brown-blacks or brown-greens. So if you are using different charcoal, make sure the varying chromatic range does not confuse the spatial harmony and structure. Of course, on the other hand, do not be too cautious in trying different things, the use of two or three different charcoals may enhance the depiction. This is an inviting scene, the viewer is enjoying your point of view. You are drawing from the hilltop, looking across, to the other mountains. There is a pasture with grain or grass and a lake in the center of the composition. Trees surround the lake. Is that an accurate reading of the view? The foreground is good, the grain gets less distinct as it goes into the distance. In the future, you may want to make that line that depict the bottom bordersof the field less distinct than it is. In the middleground and distance the linear scale, the apparent size of things, diminishes as trees and such go into the distance, is good. The tonal scale is not as successful, it does not confirm the linear scale in that the tone or value is the same throughout those ground planes. The line quality is also problematic in conveying pictorial depth in that it is too similar for the trees, the ground, and the banks surrounding the lake throughout the middleground and distance. Perhaps the next time you are drawing here and wish to depict the distance, use the side rather than the point of the charcoal and draw a tone instead of a line. Don't go too dark. This should help with the rendering of depth. The clouds are good, but could be a bit more atmospheric, try to not make them so dark.It is a lovely sketch and I look forward to seeing more drawings of it posted by you.

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Hello a.d. leise, You have a second drawing in your project section that is not posted in the group Project. Would you like that to be part of the atelier posting? If yes, please post in the Projects with the other drawings. That way, ee all can see it, enjoy it, and benefit from it.

09/21/2013 Flag

Hallo Patrick, thank you for your helpful review. To your question: no, the folks of Craftsy didn`t answer to my question.. I made this sketch some time ago. I used sticks of charcoal, only in deep black, but I will get more other colours of it.. I love the softness of charcoal, and the other charcoal pencils I have are too hard, I don't like them, I think they have no good quality. Thank you for all your tips. I 'll post a photo of the landscape, taken in the case of raining, but it was wonderfull to draw outside, sitting in the rear trunk of my car . I hope that my next picture is right here in this place.. I've taken the wrong button. ^^ A.D.

09/21/2013 Flag

Thank you for adding an image of what you were drawing. Pleased to read that my comments were helpful and thank you for your comments. Look forward to your next posting.

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