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Introduction to Landscape Drawing

In this crash course, veteran New Masters Academy instructor Steve Huston will overview the principles of landscape drawing. You will learn how to use the concepts of gesture and structure in landscape art. You will explore the basic strategies to achieve effective compositional designs. Steve will show you how to apply the laws of light to drawing landscape scenes. After this course, you will be able to make strong design choices in your artwork.

6 Lessons 5h 27m 29s of videos

In week three, Steve will focus on the elements of design for landscape drawing. Steve will show you how to organize your artwork into quadrants to build a balanced yet complex composition. You will study how to establish framing, utilize perspective, and work with symmetry and asymmetry.

In week four, you will learn to apply the laws of light to your landscape drawing. Steve will show you how to simplify your forms into two value ranges: light and shadow. Then, you will discover how to introduce halftones and gradation to render simple natural forms.

Common Questions

Is this course beginner-friendly?

Yes! This is a great introduction to landscape art.

Are there any assignments in this course?

This course includes downloadable assignment PDFs, that help you practice the materials taught by instructor Steve Huston. Keeping up with these assignments will maximize your learning outcomes.

What materials do I need to get for this course?

A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare.

Can I do this course digitally, using Photoshop or Procreate?

Most New Masters Academy courses are designed to be done traditionally or digitally. Software changes constantly, but the fundamentals stay the same. It will be up to you to translate the information that you are learning to your software of choice.