In week one, Steve will teach you a structural approach to drawing the landscape. You will learn how to apply the two crucial aspects, gesture and structure, in building your landscape art.
In week two, Steve will lecture on how to work with gradation to strengthen landscape compositions. You will learn to apply the 3-value system in your artwork and control values to help design forms.
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.
In week five, Steve will show you how to draw complex natural forms in the landscape by simplifying them into boxes, spheres, and other mass conceptions. You will learn to break down trees, rocks, cliffs, and other terrains while focusing on clear, readable value masses.
In week six, Steve will create a landscape that applies many of the principles previously discussed; structure, gesture, value, gradation, perspective, framing, stylization, etc. You will watch as he develops a forest scene.
Yes! This is a great introduction to landscape art.
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.
A material PDF list is linked in each lesson under the description. Please check the file to see what you need to prepare.
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.
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