I hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying your holidays
Welcome to the second installment of Draw With Us! The topic I've picked this month is Scenery and Landscapes, mainly because apart from being one of my favourite topics it seems to be where Digital artists can really struggle. There have been quite a few deviations rejected from this group because even though the subject matter is done really well, the background needs a lot of work.
It seems however that I've made the mistake of underestimating just how expansive this topis really is, so to make things easier I'm going to focus on natural landscapes more rather than cityscapes and man made settings.
The first lot of tutorials that I wanted to share were a few on Perspective and Composition because they play such a large part in Landscape paintings. Some of the later tutorials have some notes about perspective, but these are exclusive to the topic;
How to make a perspective grid: www.youtube.com/watch?v=I-9ik_…
From there we can move on to painting the actual scenery!
These are some excellent tutorials utilising composition and perspective rules into Landscape paintings;
Walkthroughs on landscaping;
Landscaping processes without written steps;
An excellent video process by ReneAigner reneaigner.deviantart.com/art/…
Now that you have the composition and ground work of your painting we can work on detailing. Here are some tutorials giving tips on three main sections that I've picked: Sky, Earth, Water
This one gets a section of its own because it's done so well.
And for those who prefer videos, here's one on speedpainting clouds www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiITOP…
To finish off I'm going to leave you with some of my favourite Landscape and Scenery works for inspiration;
(Sorry for the photo spam. I love Landscape works so I got a little carried away..)
And for those who prefer inspiration from the real thing, these are some of my favourite Photography works;
Thank you for joining me this month!
Feel free to suggest any topics you would like to see covered and I'll see you all next time
This is really useful!I'm definitely gonna take a look at those tutorials. I want to fav all of the inspiration pieces *-*
Thanks for this! I still have a lot to learn when painting people, but I struggle beyond reasoning with landscapes and general scenery
Funny... I find painting landscapes easiest. People and architectural stuff is the hardest for me.