By Evgeniy Stasenko, Fine Arts Teacher and Artist

Landscape Sketching, Tips and Tricks

Language: English
All Levels

Course description

This course is for beginners in drawing and it starts with a very simple landscape. But step by step improving your skills finally you'll be able to deal with a three-point perspective sketch.

When you start to draw a landscape by yourself, the main question is: what to start with? how to start? I will help you to understand it and concentrate on what is really necessary to make a good landscape sketch. I’ll explain rules of measurement, composition, schematics, linear perspective, and all the sketching process step by step. Moreover, I'll give you a lot of tips and tricks saving your time and effort.

For example, in the process of drawing traditionally all the measuring have to be done with a pencil. But it requires some skills and it's very inconvenient for beginners. So, I offer instruction on the manufacturing of little measuring tool for sketching. I'll show you how to make measuring and counting with a simple strip of paper. My perspective grid system will help you to build up the orthogonal lines when the melting points are outside of your picture, far away from a sketchbook page.

Every step will be explained and every task simplified in many ways. Even my students with zero o close to zero drawing skills create lovely looking sketches starting from the first lesson.

I wish you happy sketching!

Course overview - 17

  • Preparation to sketching

  • Placement, measurement, outline

  • We do sketch: when to stop?

  • Adding human figures and cars to landscape

  • Properties of the line

  • Line language in imaginary landscape

  • Preparatory part of the line sketch

  • Using the line language in sketch

  • Types of linear perspective

  • Drawing landscape with one-point perspective

  • How to draw two-point perspective without melting points

  • How perspective grid works

  • Using perspective grid in sketch

  • Finalizing sketch with perspective grid

  • Three-point perspective using grid

  • Three-point perspective sketch from life

  • Three-point perspective without horizon line

Learners who have already enrolled in this course

Meet your instructor

Evgeniy Stasenko
Evgeniy StasenkoFine Arts Teacher and Artist
Hello, I'm Evgeniy. I am an artist from Moscow living in Barcelona. I graduated from Moscow Pedagogical University, Fine Arts & Graphic Department and have practiced both fine arts and teaching ever since, for more than 30 years by now. As a teacher, I have always aimed at creating an integral system, a consistent range of methods that would allow me to effectively teach drawing and painting to any person regardless of skills. These methods come as the result of experience; they are tested in practice and proven to give fast results. As well, I have extensive experience in creating specific short-term courses, not to mention fine art workshops, etc. In Barcelona, I organize sketching workshops for tourists. We are sketching the architectural landmarks including such a complex building as Sagrada Familia. Most of my students have zero o close to zero drawing skills, but all of them create lovely looking sketches starting from the first lesson. Such fast progress is possible thanks to step-by-step instructions, a live demonstration, and some tricks and tips explained in the process.