This is a tutorial on drawing landscape and architecture.
In this week’s video we’ll look at how to draw mountains. Their interesting rock formations are one of my favorite motives to draw.
I start by drawing the shapes of the peaks. I immidiately also start adding texture. If we look at the mountains we can always see many lines in form of cracks and rock layers. Try to draw as many of those as you can to better describe the shape of the mountain massif. In general the lines run more vertical if the surface is steeper and more horizontal if it’s more flat.
At one altitude the bare rock stops and the forests begin. There I stop adding texture and draw the outline of the hills in front of the mountains.
Since we want to analyze and understand the shape of the mountain landscape we can try adding shade on the mountains. There are always dark areas on a mountain and drawing them emphasizes the form of the mountain. It also makes it more three dimensional.
To create depth in the drawing I color the hills up front as well — the ones close darker and the ones further away lighter.
In the end I use a waterbrush to add more contrast to the drawing.
The mountains in this drawing are the Kamnik-Savinja Alps, the Easternmost point of the Alps.