Join Will Kemp for an in-depth discussion in this video Sky and clouds, part of Drawing Foundations: Sketching the Landscape.
- One of the things you have to battle with…when you're out on location is how to capture…the changing landscape around you.…It could be a fleeting moment…of a cloud that changes position,…or the flickering reflections on water.…So, it can be really handy to have a few basic techniques…for how to do cloud formations…that can really help you…when you're out on location.…Clouds in particular can really add…atmosphere to a landscape sketch,…so they're a good thing to focus on.…
I'm now gonna talk you through…a couple of basic methods…for getting clouds down quickly.…The most common clouds…that beginners are often drawn to…is when you see a real mass of fluffy clouds…and they look really impressive to the eye…and you feel that that drama…that you're seeing in front of you…should be able to come across a drawing really easily.…But in drawing, you just have to be aware…of the whole shape of the cloud…and how that is affecting your composition.…
So here there's these brilliant clouds…but there's a very strong V shape…in the middle of them.…
- 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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