Drawing landscapes/nature vistas

11:08 PM, Tuesday August 11th 2020

I've been having a super hard time applying construction to drawing scenes from nature. Feels a lot like most of the time the shapes are pretty flat, and aisde from finding a horizon line and vanishing points, the techniques from DaB don't transfer much. Anyone with some experience in this has any tips or techniques to share?

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9:11 AM, Friday August 14th 2020

I find the textures challenge helps a lot for this, as does a stronger sense of line weight.

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A lot of my students use these. The last time I used them was when I was in high school, and at the time I felt that they dried out pretty quickly, though I may have simply been mishandling them. As with all pens, make sure you're capping them when they're not in use, and try not to apply too much pressure. You really only need to be touching the page, not mashing your pen into it.

In terms of line weight, the sizes are pretty weird. 08 corresponds to 0.5mm, which is what I recommend for the drawabox lessons, whereas 05 corresponds to 0.45mm, which is pretty close and can also be used.

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