This exercise is an extension of the previous lesson that covered thumbnail sketching from imagination. This time we will be following a similar process but we’ll be working to a slightly larger scale which will allow for more detail.
- White Chalk
- Toned Paper
- Start by lightly sketching in a medium sized box (about 15-20 cms wide).
- Then place a horizon or hill line to separate the sky from the land.
- Add any features that you want.
- I add some trees on the left and a winding river shape in the bottom of the valley.
- Then start massing in tones in the darker parts of the landscape.
- Once the dark tones are sketched in, add the lighter tones.
- I added a large bank of clouds on the right, starting with a line for the left hand edge that describes their shape.
- Using this basis, you can start to elaborate, deepening the tones and developing the lighter forms with chalk.
- Keep gradually adding detail until you are happy with the result!