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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
rkapphahn1775387 on craftsy.com

Share a little about the materials, processes and techniques used to create this piece. I used Soft Graphite pencils F, HB and 9B, Strathmore 400 hard bound sketch book 11x14.

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What are you most proud of? Most proud of actually doing the project at the moment.. lol

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Dont be afaid to step out of your comfort zone.

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Hello rkapphahn, Welome to Perspective in Landscape Drawing. Congratulations on posting your first project.It is helpful that you included all the information you did. Others can see and learn from it; and my critique is more informed and of more use to you. I cannot stress enough how important it is to draw something you like and you did this. It is conveyed in the work. I think that you are handling the spatial concepts well: The fence works as does the trail. Your handling of the tonal structure is satisfactory. It is a little confusing that you have what appears to be two different sets of shadows. The shadow on the trail falls on the left and the shadow of the fence falls on the right side. If you were drawing in that particular spot for a while the shadows will move. It confuses the space and form if there is more than one direction of the shadow masses. Compositionally, you may have focused or telescoped on the scene too closely. At some point you will want to use your cone of vision tool and see how much of the scene can be drawn. Also, a tonal distinction is needed for the path and sky. Either the sky should be a bit darker or lighter than the ground. This will give the trail even more authenticity as an inclined plane. Look forward to your next posting.

07/26/2013 Flag