Drawing Landscape: Two Ideas to Use

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Do you like drawing outside in the landscape? Do you find it hard to to decide what to draw and how to get the tones correct? This art tutorial will help you make those decisions. I explain how to create a viewfinder using a piece of card and a length of cord. The cord creates ‘thirds’ so you can isolate the best view for your drawing. Want to know more about why ‘thirds’ are important in composition? Check out my video, Create better Pictures.

I also explain how to look for tones in the landscape and show you how to create a simple rule that will solve the tonal problem. This basic rule will explain how to see that tones get lighter as they recede into the distance. Want to see a video that uses this ‘rule’ to create a landscape drawing? Check out my video, How to Draw Landscape 
The video will help beginners, school children and those more experienced artists solve some of the issues surrounding drawing the landscape and how to start drawing.


I’d like to thank the following patrons whose support in the making of this video is much appreciated: Martyn Lawrence Clarke-Smith, Richard Chapple, Ivan Gilbert Rappaport, Farida Grewal, Dale Folan, Cate Carain, Denise Trietsch, George Barnabic, Fred Kolowrat, Murray Gottselig, Wei Tai, Susan Wynn, Eileen Stoecklin, Sandra McFarland, Emily Liss, and Nicolae Opris


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