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I would like to ask what one would need to learn at start in order to get into landscape concept art. I have been practicing to draw human hands in order to continue with other body parts so I can start understanding how the human bodies work. So I was thinking that could be a great knowledge to practice in order to move on with landscape concept art, but am I missing something here?
Like is that really what I should start bothering with or I am doing something wrong?
Thank you in advance.
Last edited by Moznic; July 27th, 2012 at 05:26 PM.
I'm just gonna throw this out there...
Have you tried going outside and drawing/painting landscapes?
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What I meant is if I should focus on the smaller things such as human drawings and animal drawings first instead of starting up with landscape right of the bat. Because I was thinking maybe drawing the smaller things would be helpful later on when you're doing landscape. Not to sure if I make much sense here, but clarify me if I am wrong.
Draw them all, whenever you feel like. Mix it up, draw a forest or hillside you like
the look of, then draw your dog or cat the next day.
Observing the forms from real life will strengthen your rendering skills in any
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You seem to have things backwards. It's generally easier to start with with the big picture and work your way down to details...
Typically when you learn to draw the figure, you start with the overall basic proportions and basic shapes of the figure... And then later you might get into specific bits of anatomy.
With landscape/environment, it might be helpful to start with overall principles like basic perspective, value, and color, and do simple studies of real live landscapes, breaking them down into their main value/color areas. And go into specific details later.
Anyway, there's no reason why you have to draw specific subjects in any specific order... If you're observing and drawing a lot of different things from life, it's all good.
Thank you for the valuable tips everyone!