This painting was based on a a picture I found on the internet and I was impressed by the colors of the sky as well as the boulder shaped stones in the landscape.
If you have never done any drawing or painting before, this is a good place to start. The first thing you need to do is get any thoughts out of your head that says ‘you can’t draw’ and replace it with a good dose of enthusiasm and passion. Like any other hobbies, all it takes is a bit of confidence, lots of enthusiasm and plenty of practice.
For this lesson, I have picked up a painting (fig. 1) that will teach you some of the intricacies of what constitutes a landscape and should enable you to create better landscape paintings.
We will create a composition with some more details in this beginners course, lesson 2, please see fig. lesson-2-original. What we are going to learn from this exercise is to create more details by having the subject matter closer to the viewer.
Before we embark on the first lesson, I would recommend that you use a pen rather than your finger as it will allow you more precise control over the drawing area than just using your finger. You can get hold of a stylus for your phone or tablet by visiting your nearest phone or electronics store.
Many of us are inspired to do painting and drawing because we see a large body of art including painting that we find all around us. When we go to another person’s home, we are immediately drawn by their choice of artwork that they have hand picked to add a certain aesthetic beauty to their home.
The painting in this lesson will introduce you to more practice on the perspective that are essential to landscape paintings. For this lesson we are going to paint the completed painting in fig. 4 drawn in Paintology using only a select few brush styles.
For this Advanced Digital Art Course – Lesson 2 we are going to create another landscape that shows more details and perspective using a combination of brush styles, including spray, custom and line tools. Fig. 1 shows the final rendered painting where we’ve managed to capture a cold scene with the snow capped trees in the foreground.
One of the important features of any landscape are reflections such as lakes, seas etc. and we need to render this correctly in any painting to make the whole painting more believable. Fig. 1 shows the painting that we will undertake in this first Advanced Course lesson.
We are going to draw the mountain landscape shown in fig. 1. You want to pick out a blue canvas and select the spray tool to make the artwork. First, use a spray with a whitish color to draw the outline of the main features in the drawing (fig. 2).