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Landscape paintings also aren't necessarily limited to depictions of land. For example, they can also include images of seascapes, cloudscapes, skyscapes, riverscapes, or cityscapes. The main unifying element of any of these - scape artworks is that they all center around some kind of scenery. Landscapes can be painted plein air or from photograph. Plein air is a French term that means open air. The benefit of plein air painting is that you can see the landscape right in front of you. You are already immersed and absorbed in the beauty of the scenery. There are, however, benefits to working from photography as well. If you work with photographs, you can work in the comfort and privacy of your own studio, without being dependent on daylight or weather. You can also take certain elements from different photos to create a unique composite landscape. For example, if you like the hill from one photo and the gnarly old tree from another photo, you can combine them into the same landscape. Then if you want to put flowing river in front of them, you can. You can also work from quick landscape studies or sketches. If you are out hiking and there is a lovely view that strikes your eye, you can easily whip out a small sketchbook or watercolor pad and use pencils, color pencils, or watercolor to quickly make sketches of what you see. It often helps to write notes next to sketch, so you remember what color certain leaves were, or what shade the sky was. Oftentimes, these quick sketches turn out to be wonderful works of art in their own right! In this digital age, anyone with access to a camera can snap beautiful photos of a breathtaking landscape. There are thousands of heart - stoppingly stunning landscape photos circulating on the Internet. So, with such modern conveniences, why should anyone bother taking time to painstakingly paint something that can be more easily captured on camera? For lots of reasons! For one thing, machine can never replace the artist's hands, which work in conjunction with the artist's eyes and mind - analyzing source of light, examining the range of hues and tones, filtering mass of information and transforming outer vision into painted reality. Artists can use a variety of techniques within their chosen medium to add emotional undertones to work of art. They can choose wild, unnatural color schemes that are expressive and striking. They can take creative liberties to rearrange elements in a scene, adding something here, subtracting something there, to create a compelling composition. Their landscapes can be realistic, or they can be abstract or surreal. When it comes to art, possibilities are as endless as imagination. Landscape painting was a highly regarded art form long before the invention of the camera, and will always continue to capture the hearts and imaginations of artists and art enthusiasts alike.

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Planning Your Composition

Imagine the lovely drawing of a house with a path meandering up to it, trees either side in careful balance, classic landscape scene that just work. No, stick to your fridge door, created by a 4 - year - old. As a young child, visual harmony and composition come naturally. Children seem to start out with a near perfect sense of composition. If you have small children or are lucky enough to have any of your old drawings you created as a child, I am sure youll find the same to be true. Younger children see edges of paper as whole frame to fill, and they often fill them with a great sense of balance. When you start to grow up, you know - really old, like 9 or 10, that is where drawing problems start. Focus shifts and is aim away from composition to pursuit of something far more important, where accolades are huge and respect even greater, quest for ultimate prize realism. Will, what can I say that not already been say. About your insight. I am a self - taught artist that find myself blocked for the first time in ten years. 've 've been painting in watercolors and have recently started painting with acrylics. I find my paintings lacking in composition. Also, I tend to want to paint landscapes in portrait format. Any tips on landscapes in this format would be cherish. Thanks for your help. Best, Monica hi Will, my first time here. I have been putting off going to art classes for some strange reason, though I love to draw and paint. Must be age thing. However, your site may be the answer for me. How you relay your instructions and thoughts here keeps me motivated to actually learn the necessary processes of drawing and painting. I am impatient and lack direction and structure, but find myself very interested here! I am looking forward to reading more. Thanks, Rosie. Hi Angela, Nice to hear from you and pleased youve been enjoying this website. If you can draw already, you can go straight to the beginners painting course, You might find the beginners drawing course a bit too basic, but it does cover approaches to composition and techniques with graphite that are then echo in painting techniques. You can see recommended progress through courses here.

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Perspective methods in landscape drawings

And there are still more tricks how to draw landscapes better. An important aspect of the landscape is perspective. All objects are smaller further they are away from us. This effect of distance is, of course, very strong in landscape, as we look far into distance. Decrease in size of objects can be illustrated relatively easily with drawing aid: perspective with vanishing points. Perhaps you may have already heard of perspective drawing with the help of vanishing points. Principle means that all objects become smaller along vanishing lines. These lines all converge at a point that lies on the horizon. It can be compared with rays of the sun, which radiate from the sun into all corners and angles of the image. Only vanishing lines run in other direction. In the picture below you can see an illustration which shows landscape drawing with the help of simple one - point perspective.


Action step 2: Tracing scale

Step 1 - Find picture that has a sense of depth,. The landscapes are perfect, but you can watch my example if you want to. Step 2 - Lay piece of tracing paper or clear plastic over the image. Step 3 - Draw over, just with line, things that are repeat, so in my example buildings, this could be a row of trees or row of telegraph poles. Ideally, object that is similar in scale, so not house and mouse! This will be the biggest eye - opener. Objects get really small, really quickly and as the distance from the viewer increases, spaces between objects get progressively smaller.

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