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What advices would you give to a beginner about painting landscape and nature? Also, post your nature artworks.

>> No.4237790

a faraway mountain should match the gradient of the distance otherwise it looks like a protrusion flying towards you and not a mountain

>> No.4237823

Perspective still exists, don't forget about how the view of something changes if its above or below you.
Also, always be aware of 3 point perspective or its garbage.

>> No.4237883

Keep your colors muted. Everything in the distance tends to be a bluish gray that only very slightly tilts to green or green from time to time. Also don't get obsessed with details, you usually end up with pure kitsch

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First of all, you should decompose the landscape into big shapes, then progressively smaller ones, ignoring color, and pushing the composition further.

Second, you should take into account mood and lighting. Since it's a fucking landscape, there's no anatomy to check, but things like perspective still exist.

Remember this:

>First plane, you have objects.
>Further back, objects form patterns.
>Next, patterns form textures.
>Last, textures form color.

Due to the lack of a better image, I'll use pic related. Notice the trees closer to the camera. The trees in the back form this ΛΛΛΛ pattern, and their leaves form a texture. The same with the mountains and the grass. Further back, textures should be blurred into a single uniform color.

Study perspective, rendering, composition and lighting, and you'll be good.

I recommend that you check "Sketching anything with Aaron Limonick". Good luck and check your fundies.

>> No.4237923

Thanks for taking time and sharing your wisdom Anon, I have started only a few months ago as a hobby, but I really enjoy painting and I have tried to watch a lot of tutorials, I'm also a poorfag, so I can't buy expensive hardware, I use my phone to paint. I'll certainly do all that and check that tutorial. Thanks again.

>> No.4237934

Bob Ross.

>> No.4237960

unironically this
the guy is a wonderful teacher too, repeating the important bits over and over to make you feel them as second nature with a deep care for the fundamentals and reality, in a way anyone can understand.

>> No.4238180

I'm struggling with how much medium to use and how to get the paint right without blending too much.

>> No.4238558

>>First plane, you have objects.
>>Further back, objects form patterns.
>>Next, patterns form textures.
>>Last, textures form color.
..uhh do you have an example pic?

>> No.4238578

I strongly disagree. While Bob Ross is a valuable inspirational force for many, his overly technical approach to painting is simply nothing you can or even want to build on. He just repeatedly uses little "tricks" that put your creativity in a little box.

To be fair, he teaches a lot of valuable basics on composition though.

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Personally i disagree with lot of the stuff mentioned before.
my advice would be to learn to draw (vs paint) landscapes first, with lines and LOTS of contour lines. Studying photos or art of other good artist like that is highly advisable.
Soon enough you're going to realize that that's just what painting is as well, just having lot of stuff work as contour lines for the shape of your landscape (for example what is a line in a drawing may be buch of grass blades, path, row of trees, etc.

adding my work below
and after that some quite old studies

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>> No.4239031

Bob Ross isn't technical at all. He's just the master of shortcuts. It's fun stuff to look at if you're experienced and would like to learn neat tricks, or to follow along with if you're not serious about art ans just want to have fun making something. But I definitely wouldn't recommend following along with him to anyone who actually wants to learn anything, either.

>> No.4239052

Of course it is technical, all of it is. Look at how specific the preparation of the canvas is, the kinds of oils and brushes that can be used are, and the instructions on how to paint individual objects are. What you call shortcuts are technical tricks to fake a more elaborate approach.

>> No.4239059

My advice would be....

Find another place to ask for advice.
People like talking out of their ass here

Atmospheric perspective.

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>Perspective transforms pattern into texture and color.

Sauce so you know I'm not talking out of my ass: https://www.handprint.com/HP/WCL/perspect1.html

>> No.4239093

Can you post an actual landscape painting that shows this principle in action though?

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