Basic Techniques – Landscape

Learning how to draw a landscape can be very easy if you know about how to apply different tonal values. This art tutorial simplifies the whole process by introducing the concept of just three tones; dark, medium and light. Using these three tones you can create depth in a landscape and avoid the flattening effect of using the same tone in the background and the foreground. This drawing tutorial shows a very simple method for applying the tones.

Simply, in the background everything is drawn in the light tone. In the middle ground everything is sketched in the light and medium tone. Obviously, the foreground uses the dark tone and the other two. By using this simple system you can create depth in the drawing because of the contrast between the dark tones (foreground) and the light tones (background). As a result your drawing looks more effective and your drawings skills have improved. A win, win situation.

The stage by stage explanation in the drawing tutorial shows clearly the different stages of the process of drawing a landscape. Apply the same basic techniques to still life and any type of drawing requiring depth.

Check out my art tutorials on how to paint landscape in acrylic paint.

This art tutorial is aimed at beginners , students and those wishing to improve their drawing skills.

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