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with Patrick Connors
Online Class

Perspective in Landscape Drawing

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A seasoned instructor of linear perspective, Connors shares a brief overview of the significance and history of perspective in art, then leads you through a series of drawing exercises designed to strengthen your perceptual skills and explore compositional strategies. You'll see how these strategies have been employed by other artists and learn how to make your own compositional tools. Using a model landscape, you'll refine your ability to visualize a scene then explore atmospheric perspective by building up a sketch with tonal masses. Add depth to your work with Connors' guidance and personal feedback.

What You'll Learn

* The historical use of perspective in art

* Suggested sketching tools and supplies

* Making and using composing L's

* Assessing your work

* The use of lines, outlines and planes

* Creating your own Albertian veil from Plexiglas

* Using plumb lines and a measuring stick

* Refining natural details

* Transferring and copying drawings

* Using light mass, midtone mass and shadow mass to create illusionistic space

What You'll Draw

* A series of guided sketching exercises to practice perspective techniques

What You'll Love

* Adding both skills and easily made tools to your artist's toolbox

* Applying techniques you've learned to create successful drawings

* The ability to bookmark techniques and concepts you want to find again easily

* A 30-second repeat option that lets you loop any section of instruction

* Downloadable, printable class materials with a supply list and instructions for making perspective tools

* Interacting with a world-class instructor of perspective and with fellow classmates

* Lifetime access via any web-enabled device, anytime, anywhere


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 3h15m

Included in this Class

1. Meet Patrick Connors

1. Meet Patrick Connors

Patrick introduces himself, discusses pictorial depth and introduces you to masterpiece works of art that use perspective.

2. Tools & Supplies

2. Tools & Supplies

Get the most out of your drawing tools -- sketchbooks, pencils, erasers and more -- and how to store your artwork.

3. Perception & Misperceptions

3. Perception & Misperceptions

Learn the perceptions and misperceptions of achieving space and depth using line, tone and detail.