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Landscapes To Draw

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If you love to create art and are inspired by the lay of the land, then you’ll no doubt want to take it upon yourself to learn how to draw a landscape. From the Grand Canyon in the United States to the historic scenery of Europe, and everything beyond, our choices for landscapes to draw are endless. And you don’t have to live in a photographic paradise–tools such as reference photos, a viewfinder and the free landscape drawing lessons you’ll find within Simple Landscape Drawing Tips: Draw Trees, Cities and More will help you capture any scene you want to draw.
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Landscapes To Draw

If you love to create art and are inspired by the lay of the land, then you’ll no doubt want to take it upon yourself to learn how to draw a landscape. From the Grand Canyon in the United States to the historic scenery of Europe, and everything beyond, our choices for landscapes to draw are endless. And you don’t have to live in a photographic paradise–tools such as reference photos, a viewfinder and the free landscape drawing lessons you’ll find within Simple Landscape Drawing Tips: Draw Trees, Cities and More will help you capture any scene you want to draw. To receive your free download, join our mailing list and never miss news, tips, promotions or discounts. *
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Landscapes To Draw

­A majestic waterfall. A charming village. A peaceful mountain stream. With the help of the simple instructions in this article, you can learn to draw some of the most lovely and stunning landscapes in our world. Even if you’ve never seen some of these landscapes in person, learning to draw them will feel like compiling an album of snapshots.
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Landscapes To Draw

This country church lies at the end of a stone-lined path surrounded by lush trees. You’ll have a great time learning to draw all the components of this charming landscape. In this article, we’ll show you how to draw this country church landscape. You can draw it freehand while looking at your computer monitor, or you can print out the article to get a closer look at each step.
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Landscapes To Draw

This charming village scene has it all — a church, a house, and a barn against the backdrop of a sunset. Best of all, it’s easy to draw with the help of our simple instructions. In this article, we’ll show you how to draw this village landscape. You can draw it freehand while looking at your computer monitor, or you can print out this article to get a closer look at each step
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Landscapes To Draw

The sun shines and palm trees sway in the breeze in this tropical beach scene. Learning to draw this landscape can be as relaxing as being in it. In just five steps, we’ll show you how to draw this tropical beach landscape. You can draw it freehand while looking at your computer monitor, or you can print out this article to get a closer look at each step.
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This wheat field presents a serene nature setting. You’ll explore a variety of shapes and lines when learning to draw this landscape. In this section, we’ll show you how to draw this wheat field. You can draw it freehand while looking at your computer monitor, or you can print out this article to get a closer look at each step.
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To get crisp edges, I cut curves along the edges of an index card and then use the card as a mask. I use such a mask, for example, to draw the distant mountain. In that case, I place the card-mask against the sky while I draw the mountain using hatched HB pencil strokes. The mask helps me avoid having stray strokes intrude into the sky area. In other areas I use drafting tape as a mask, twisting or cutting it into the shapes I need (as shown above).
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I hatch the lower trunk area with light HB chisel strokes and then draw the trunk negatively—that is, by darkening the spaces around the trunk. Higher, where the trunk and branches are seen against the light sky, I draw them positively with HB strokes.
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Several elements of nature combine to create this lovely landscape scene — sun and clouds, trees, stone, and a field of flowers. This landscape will give you a great chance to practice drawing a variety of flowers. In this article, we’ll show you how to draw this field of flowers landscape. You can draw it freehand while looking at your computer monitor, or you can print out this page to get a closer look at each step.
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In this landscape scene, the sun shines on a rowboat tied to a seawall. This is a great landscape drawing for people who love the water and the shore. In this section, we’ll show you how to draw this rowboat at a seawall landscape. You can draw it freehand while looking at your computer monitor, or you can print out this page to get a closer look at each step.
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A paved road leads to a range of snow-capped mountains, gleaming in the sun, in this landscape. You can almost smell the crisp winter air when gazing at this scene. In this article, we’ll show you how to draw this mountain vista landscape. You can draw it freehand while looking at your computer monitor, or you can print out the article to get a closer look at each step.
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Cactus plants, rocks, sand, sun — this desert cacti landscape has got it all. In this article, we’ll show you how to draw this desert cacti landscape. You can draw it freehand while looking at your computer monitor, or you can print out this article to get a closer look at each step.

The centerpiece of this landscape is a majestic, rushing waterfall. Surrounded by stone and plants, this waterfall landscape promises a wonderful escape. In just four steps, we’ll show you how to draw this waterfall landscape. You can draw it freehand while looking at your computer monitor, or you can print out this article to get a closer look at each step.
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John Husley teaches plein air painting and says that learning how to draw a landscape is a foundational step toward successful art. “With so much interest in plein air painting these days, it’s easy to overlook how important drawing skills can be to the landscape artist,” Husley says. “In our plein air workshops, we often encounter students who have reasonably good painting skills but lack skill in drawing. Many students want to get right into applying paint without first making a drawing of their subject. This makes as much sense as jumping in a car and entering a highway with no idea of where one is going and no idea of how to get there. While I sympathize with excitement and impatience, without considerable practice drawing the landscape, the student never learns how to see the landscape.”
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Article 1: Drawing the Landscape by John Hulsey John Husley teaches plein air painting and says that learning how to draw a landscape is a foundational step toward successful art. “With so much interest in plein air painting these days, it’s easy to overlook how important drawing skills can be to the landscape artist,” Husley says. “In our plein air workshops, we often encounter students who have reasonably good painting skills but lack skill in drawing. Many students want to get right into applying paint without first making a drawing of their subject. This makes as much sense as jumping in a car and entering a highway with no idea of where one is going and no idea of how to get there. While I sympathize with excitement and impatience, without considerable practice drawing the landscape, the student never learns how to see the landscape.”
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I would like to note that I had to enhance the photos of the pencil sketches so you could see them better, that’s why the lighting seems different on all of them. If you click on the smaller images they will pop up larger for you. Also, please note that you absolutely should change things around. This just gives you a general idea about how to draw a landscape, where you put trees, houses, hills, bushes and flowers in your picture is completely up to you! The most important thing is to have fun with it, and not give up.
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7. Mask for the Horizon I draw the most distant sections first and work my way forward. I leave the distant mountains undefined and hazy for an atmospheric effect. At this point, I keep the fields white because, until I establish the tree lines, I’m not certain how dark I should make the fields.
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9. Finish the Main Tree It’s time to get serious about the main tree. I continue filling out its form with H and HB hatched strokes. Over those strokes I hatch and crosshatch B and 2B strokes, trying for a convincing suggestion of foliage textures. Remembering that the light is coming from the upper left, I gradually darken the right side of the tree as well as the undersides of foliage masses. With more pressure, I use a slightly chisel-shaped 2B pencil to draw the darker “holes” in the foliage.

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