Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video How to frame your view and focal point, part of Drawing Foundations: Sketching the Landscape.
When I'm out on location, the first thing I use…to frame the view that I'm looking at…is an actual viewfinder, and this is just made from card.…The black edges of the frame really help…to actually frame what I'm looking at,…they enable me to see the shapes much more easily.…I can then move the viewfinder and change its orientation,…and it's really easy to visualize how the scene will appear…in the sketchpad.…
I've got a couple of sizes of different frames that I use,…one for a wider view, and one for more of a close-up view.…And then once I've got this established…just by looking through the viewfinder,…I can take a reference shot just on my phone.…And if I'm going to be working up the sketch…into a painting, I'll also take more images with my camera.…
With the camera shots,…I'll often vary the viewpoint slightly as well.…I might get down low and take some detail shots.…Also, take images of the surrounding landscape…'cause often this could be a really good indication…of the general color tones of the landscape…
- Assembling your materials
- Integrating proportion, scale, and light
- Thinking inside a frame
- Drawing with depth
- Sketching with a painting in mind
- Capturing changing conditions
- Drawing rocks, buildings, trees, and more
- Creating mood and atmosphere
- Putting it all together in the studio
Skill Level Beginner
1. Introduction to Materials
Sketchpads and paper2m 55s
2. Landscape Sketching Foundations
3. The Basics of Landscape Sketching
4. How to Get the Most Out of Your Sketchbook
From sketch to studio22m 52s
5. Capturing Changing Conditions
6. How to Draw Elements of the Landscape
7. Creating Mood and Atmosphere
8. Putting It All Together
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.Cancel
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.
Notes are saved with you account but can also be exported as plain text, MS Word, PDF, Google Doc, or Evernote.