View Full Version : I hate trying to draw landscape
03-10-2008, 04:13 PM
I have been working on this for some time now and today I did the grass and ground and I don't like it. I tried many different ways to do it and it just don't work for me. I am almost finished with this one. There is lettering on the trains, but I can not for the life of me see what it says on the reference photo.
03-10-2008, 07:41 PM
Don't enjoy drawing landscapes either, but yours looks pretty good from here :)
Maybe you have a close-up of the grass?
Personally I like using dark graphite, a smudger stick and a very sharp erasor for grass/hair, but generally try to avoid it all together!
A student of mine is busy with a grassland that fills almost the entire page and I certainly don't envy her!!
03-10-2008, 08:08 PM
this is more like small bushes, Thats how I did it too and then lifted graphite in area's to highlight. I will post a close up.
03-10-2008, 08:23 PM
The ground is sort of rocky or light hard ground with pebbles. It's a gypsum mine.
03-10-2008, 08:25 PM
Hi Linda...this is looking good! Mike Sibley does a good tutorial on grasses...but I've lost everything on my harddrive so I don't have the url I think it's Mikesibleyfineart...:confused: That was nearly it...I googled it.. (http://www.sibleyfineart.com/).:D
03-10-2008, 08:37 PM
For someone that doesn't like to draw them, you sure are good at them! :)
03-10-2008, 10:18 PM
Thanks for all your kind comments everyone.
03-17-2008, 10:39 PM
I think your grass looks great. infact the whole picture is wonderful. i like landscapes ad enjoy drawing them. maybe i'll post one some time:wave:
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