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How to Draw a Landscape


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 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…)

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How to Draw a Portrait


Posted on May 19, 2014 by


First things first, when beginning any work of art, it’s important that you have the right tools for the job. For this demonstration we will be sketching a portrait and I recommend: at least two kinds of pencils. If you don’t draw regularly, you may not be aware that pencil graphite comes in various densities allowing for greater variety when sketching. In the image below I explain the different nuances from hardest to softest graphite:

pencil nuances