Create a landscape with unusual materials. That is, use something other than simply pencil or paint. Experiment with materials.
You should start from direct observation of the world immediately around you, but it may change as you work.
It must show a sense of depth, with foreground, middle-ground, and background.
Consider atmospheric perspective.
It must be an incredible composition; well-designed.
Bring this to a quality that it can be put in both your college applications and your AP exam portfolio.
Before beginning, research possibilities.
AT LEAST 11 x 14" (sketchbook size)
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