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How to Draw a Landscape

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Posted on June 1, 2014 by

Landscape drawing is capturing a scene from nature, and drawing it on paper. Scenery drawing has always been attractive and pleasing to all art lovers.

Planning the Landscape:

Most landscapes are drawn and painted in a horizontal ‘picture plane’. A ‘picture plane’ is referred to the paper or canvas you are drawing upon.

Composition:

Composition is critical in order for a landscape to look appealing upon completion, and is thus the key to any good scenic work of art. It is important to know where to begin when drawing a landscape. If all the elements to be drawn are placed right, the final product will end up being a well-composed picture. When you are drawing on the spot, and standing at a point to draw, you tend to admire the whole scene and want to place it all on your paper or canvas. This, however, should not be attempted. Only a part of the scene should be chosen and depicted in a drawing. It is also good to take photos of the spot to better choose your composition. (more…)