Landscape sketch

We’re starting a new project at college – fractured landscape.  I’ll be posting progress here.  The first part of the project involves collecting images, including sketches of landscape.  This is my very first attempt.  I thoroughly enjoyed myself sitting high up on the moors, listening to the strange mix of curlews, skylarks and new lambs calling.  However, I realised that I just don’t have the mark-making repetoire needed to tackle landscape in pencil.  This is also a difficult sketch to scan, as it spans two pages of my A5 sketchbook.  However, it is a beginning which is the main thing!

moorland sketch

7 thoughts on “Landscape sketch

  1. I feel something lacking , may be add some detail and contrast would be nice , it look kind of flat. But nice try 🙂

  2. Plein air sketching is a real challenge but your first go is really good, Carol! Can see in this sketch how mindful you are of the need for a mark-making “shorthand” – even if you don’t think you are achieving that yet.

  3. I think you’ve done really well with this. the only suggestion I’d have would be to maybe emphasize the darks a little more.

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