Light Shadow Atmosphere and Contrast

Look at tones, the lights, and shadows in a landscape. As you do, consider the following: Strong shadows can be interesting—but they can be confusing, too. Make sure that you can see the main shapes of the landscape.

Remember to balance the foreground detail with the amount of space you are trying for.

Experiment with suggesting tone rather than filling it all in everywhere, or changing the tone of an area for greater contrast.

There are endless ways to finish a drawing. No two drawings will ever end quite the same way—it's part of the fun.

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