Learn how to draw landscapes

Create a convincing landscape in pencil with line and tone

If you’re a beginner looking to explore the world of drawing, there’s a simple and effective technique that can help you create stunning landscape drawings using just three tones: dark, medium, and light. By mastering this approach, you’ll be able to capture the illusion of depth and distance in your artwork.

My easy ‘How to Draw Landscape’ tutorial explains all you need is a pencil, e.g. a 2B pencil, which offers a good balance between darkness and ease of use. Learn how to draw with different levels of pressure to achieve the desired tonal variations. Checkout my step by step drawing videos below.

Featured  How to Draw Landscape Tutorials

Uncover the secrets of of how to draw landscape. Breathe life into your landscape sketches with effortless ease. We’ll guide you through a series of delightful and accessible steps with our brilliant immersive tutorials.

How to Draw Landscape

This simple landscape drawing tutorial will show you a easy way of how to draw landscape using a three-tone technique. This ingenious approach effortlessly creates depth in your landscape drawings. With just dark, medium, and light tones, you’ll master the skill of creating depth.

Using a 2B pencil, you can vary the pressure on the pencil and breathe life into your sketches. You can use these fundamental techniques in your still life drawings and any sketch that requires you to create a sense of distance.

How to Draw  Cliffs and Crevasses

This easy drawing tutorial will have you drawing cliffs and crevasses effortlessly. Our step-by-step cliff drawing tutorial is tailored for beginners, offering easy-to-follow instructions. This simple technique relies on drawing line at various angles to create the structure of the cliff face or crevasse.

Learn how to add texture to your rock face with subtle variations in line angles and tones. Perfect for budding artists and GCSE art students, this tutorial will have you drawing rocks, cliffs and crevasses with ease.

Vary the pressure on the pencil

Drawing Trees with Pencil is easy if you follow these three essential techniques: hatching, tone, and line. This drawing tutorial starts with a simple tree outline set against a backdrop of a river and distant bank trees. I’ll explain how to sketch the river bank in light tones and the river using wide, overlapping horizontal lines that converge as they approach the bank.

The tree in the foreground tree is drawn with an 8B pencil and and strong bold lines. These lines, darker and richer, breathe life and depth into your drawing. Watch how overlapping lines sculpt a rounded form, giving the tree character.

Understand the marks you make, the pressure you put on the pencil, it is all so important

Try using three different pencils. In the background hatch and cross hatch with an HB pencil. The tone will be light. Middle ground use a 2B pencil to strengthen the line. In the foreground draw line and create tone with an 8B pencil. So, pick up your pencil, gather some reference images or venture out into nature, and start experimenting with these basic drawing techniques. With patience, practice, and an understanding of tonal values, you’ll be amazed at how quickly you can create captivating landscapes that evoke a sense of depth and atmosphere.

Draw with Charcoal and Chalk

In this drawing video, you’ll master the art of capturing trees, water reflections, and more using charcoal and chalk.

The key tipis to use light tones in the background and darker tones in the foreground. All shading adheres to this fundamental principle whether you are using charcoal or chalk or blending tones. When combined with careful use of lines and edges, your sketch will look wonderful.

Also learn to master the art of drawing water. Learn to apply horizontal shading and lines just beneath the reflected object. Should a vertical line find its reflection in the water, you’ll mirror it with a graceful, wavy counterpart.

Draw Trees with Curves

This drawing video explores two interesting drawing techniques that will improve your sketching. Firstly, we’ll look at curves and how closely-knit curves can conjure roundness, breathing life into your drawings. Watch as a simple tree evolves into a three-dimensional object using this technique.

Next, embrace the bold art of flicking. Be daring! Grass reaches for the sky, thus flick upwards to emulate growth. The end of tree branches , leaves etc., can all benefit from this technique. This easy drawing tutorial is geared towards beginners, students, and anyone yearning to enhance their drawing skills.

Build up in stages

Learn to draw trees with pencils effortlessly! In this step by step drawing tutorial, I’ll guide you through drawing an oak tree using an easy method—shading with a pencil from right to left, or left to right. I’ll show you how to begin your drawing by blocking in the tree’s shape—no need for outlines.

Tones are adding after considering where the sun is in the sky and the structure of the tree takes shape. Geared towards beginners and those honing their skills, this video tutorial will show you to draw impressive trees with just a pencil.

By immersing yourself in these how to draw landscape tutorials, you can acquire essential skills such as creating textures, shading, understanding light and shadow, and mastering perspective. These aspects are crucial in bringing life to your drawings and adding a sense of realism. Furthermore, Paul Priestley’s art tutorials provide insights into various drawing materials, their properties, and how to effectively utilize them in your artwork.

So, if you are a drawing beginner and looking to learn how to draw inspiring landscapes check out my

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