Landscape Pencil Sketch

Posted : admin On 1/21/2022
  1. Landscape Pencil Sketches For Beginners
  2. Landscape Pencil Sketch Easy
  3. Simple Pencil Landscape Drawings

The original version of this article was a sample chapter for a book on quick landscapes sketches for beginners. The editor had commissioned three chapters: sketching water, drawing rocks and this one on drawing texture.

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When they asked me to write the book, I had other commitments and couldn’t deliver the work to their time scale. So they found someone else to write the book and my text and images were never used.

I know how to articles useful when you are starting out. The structured instructions can also make beginners feel safe enough to try drawing or painting new or difficult subjects. So here you go – I hope you enjoy it!

Drawing texture in landscapes

Water, clouds, rocks, trees, grasses all have a distinct feel and appearance. Here I’ll demonstrate ways to translate those characteristics on paper to sketch expressive landscapes in pen, pencil, and watercolour. I’ll show you how to use a combination of pen, brush and pencil marks to draw texture and make lively sketches with a sense of depth.

Patterns and rhythm

Landscape Pencil Sketches For Beginners

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Before you start sketching, look carefully and observe patterns, movement, and rhythm on different parts of the landscape. With a pencil, draw thumbnails of the patterns you see. Try and give an impression of the texture and movement. Use lines, dots scribbles and vary the pressure from light to strong. Think of the marks you are making as music or dance – fast, slow, loud bold or light and as quiet as a whisper. See how your pencil marks change as your subject changes.

Mark making: pen or pencil

Building on the previous exercise, choose a simple landscape view and make an expressive drawing in pen or pencil.

Rely on feeling and observation. Keep your gestures fluid and marks loose. Also use a variety of lines and dotted marks to bring out the characteristics of your subject. The quality of your pen or pencil strokes – direction, length, energy, strength, will give an impression of the texture of your subject.

To show dark tone, make your marks denser. Leave highlights white. You’ll notice the texture is most visible in mid-tone areas.

In addition, try to look at Vincent Van Gogh’s drawings and see how he uses pen strokes to show texture and tone.

Drawing texture with paint

You can show texture with paint in a similar way.

Paint thumbnail images that focus on specific surfaces: leaves, grasses, tree bark, water.

Use brush strokes to paint marks and patterns that give an impression of texture and movement. In addition, you could experiment and make marks drawing in wet watercolour with the blunt end of a paintbrush or a twig.

You can also use splashes to give your painting a sense of texture. For example, load your brush with paint and either tap it on your hand to splash paint or flick the bristles with your fingers.

Create depth

Landscape Pencil Sketch

You can use textural marks to help create a sense of depth and sketch a landscape scene with a distinct foreground, middle ground, and background. For example, the closer the subject is, the more detail and texture you will see.

Take it further

Bring all the ideas we explored in this section together and make a sketch that uses a combination of pen, pencil and paint marks to show texture.

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It is no secret that drawing pencil sketches is the ultimate in freedom of expression.

Drawing and sketching are very similar except sketching is kind of liberating. I'm convinced it is another option to accomplish better drawing skills. Read where I previously discuss my interpretation of the difference between drawing and sketching.

My all-time favorite is landscape sketches...

I copied this image from an old book that has expired in copyright. My illustration isn't the same but I like to give credit to the original artist who saw the beauty in this scene.

As I progress through the drawing, things end up out of place and probably out of proportion but I just make some adjustments here and there until it all seems to fit together.

I used the side of a 2B wood pencil lead to create the foliage in the background because I think that gives the illusion of depth with the blurriness of trees so far away.

The texture of my sketchpad also adds to the effect.

Just like learning to draw, there a few things that you need to keep in mind...

  • make a mental note to scribble quickly,
  • remind yourself that there is no erasing,
  • keep drawing in lines until a shape looks right,
  • if you're right-handed, go from left to right.

Focus on the simple task of seeing, forget about technique, you just want a true representation.

The images you see here are from my sketchbook and I'm quite proud of them, especially since they took only minutes to complete.

If you only give yourself the chance, you will see that you can do this, too! I am not skilled, I wasn't born with any kind of talent, I have taught myself in exactly the same way you intend to teach yourself.

Landscape Pencil Sketch Easy

All you have to do is make up your mind that you can do this. Well, that's what I did and it worked for me, so I'm passing everything I know along to you.

Sketching From Books

Simple Pencil Landscape Drawings

This seascape was again copied, it was originally done by an artist long ago.