Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video Light and shadow, part of Drawing Foundations: Sketching the Landscape.
- So when I'm looking for shapes of lights and darks…in a landscape, I'm often trying to map those shapes out.…This can sometimes be called shadow mapping,…where you're just looking for the darkest areas…that form an interesting pattern within the scene.…So when I look at this scene here…of this range of different trees…and shrubs what I start to do,…because I haven't got any really distinguishable lines.…I've got this one line,…this one diagonal on the left hand side…and maybe a little one on the right hand side.…
But apart from that,…it's more a difference in tone that I'm looking at.…The differences in the lights and darks…to add interest to my sketch.…So here I'm just using the fiber tip pen and a fine line pen…and then working between the two.…
Because I've got reflection in the water,…often the tones are compressed,…so then they're not as dark or as light.…It more looks like just one single tone,…especially when I'm blurring my eyes…and looking at the view.…
So I've now got this pattern working throughout the scene.…
- 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
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