I have been camping out of internet range and was unable to post. This is the blog I wrote for July 10, 2015
Continuing with my study of perspective, today I will sketch figures in the context of a full setting.
This sketch was planned with a single vanishing point. I adjusted the actual positions of the trees a bit to make the vanishing point clearer. I used the figure as a reference for the placement of the trees along the vertical and horizontal planes. I went back in and made the darks darker to emphasize the change in distance. Although I normally draw in ink, I used pencil so I could make adjustments. I used the shadow of the trees to show the rise of the hill, which added clarity beyond what I got from using the rise of trunks on the vertical plane. I do see a few color blobs that could be better used to convey location, but these slipped by me when I was sketching. The colors of the forest and the body language of the figure both add something to the story the sketch conveys.
A summary of my learning is that in addition to getting the placement of objects correct on a page, the tone of colors also matters.