landscape Drawing Tutorial

How to create a simple mountain/lake landscape

How to draw a mountain by a lake made simple.

Tutorial category: landscape  
Tutorial type:
Step-by-step   
Submitted by:
theAKmusicalPIG
Tools used: Made using the RMD tool- can be don with similar tools
This tutorial is based on:
Sound Of Music by theAKmusicalPIG

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Step 1

First do a basic blue bg; dark at the top shading down to white.

 

Step 2

Then blur the bg.

blur amount: 2
iterations: 2

 

 

Step 3

Then do a basic outline of the mountains.

pencil size: 3
opacity: low

shade in the places you know will be dark.

 

Step 4

Add basic monotone color, remember that the mountains are in the bg so you don't want them to stand out to much. (If you add bright colors the mountains look closer than they should)
Also, while your bg is on level one make sure your mountains are on level 2.

 

Step 5

On a third level block out the colors for your banks- these should have brighter colors because they should seem closer to you.

 

 

Step 6

Start adding detail on level two, the mountains.

Use colors a little darker and a little lighter than the colors you had blocked out.

Set your pencil to:
Thickness: 1
opacity: 87 (or around there, maybe a little more, like 96 in some places)

spacing: 12

scatter: 77 (give or take)

Use your pencil in short strokes, going in the direction you want your mountain to curve- add some depth, don't have them all going in the same direction.

 

Step 7

Take a step back and look at it, are you satisfied?? If you don't have quite the shading you want feel free to use the darkening and lightening tools; however keep them at opacity 1 and don't overdo it.

 

Step 8

Now start adding detail to level three.
To make pine trees set your pencil to:
thickness:1
opacity:200
spacing:12
scattering:300-450

then make arrows pointing up, getting smaller as you reach the top.

 

Step 9

Now, go up to layers, click MERGE ALL LAYERS, then click DUPLICATE.

Then go to effects and flip the duplicate vertically.
Use the button that looks like a plus sine with arrows to move the duplicate until the edges meet.

you may have to erase a white strip if you didn't delete the original layer one (which has white on it automatically, don' cha' no? ::wink::)

 

Step 10

Use the smear tool to make the lake look more water-like... but don't go overboard.

TADA~! then add any details you see fit! (this draw was loosely based off this photo- [ LINK ] )

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