Tools for Landscape and Perspective

When you're out in the world drawing, being prepared is key to rendering perspective both effectively and easily. Here are some helpful hints:

Sharpen lead pencils for landscape drawing with a sharp pocketknife or utility knife to make a chisel point. It makes a unique mark that seems appropriate for landscape work, but you may find that you like it for all sorts of drawing, once you try it.

Be a scout when you are out and about. Take supplies so you can enjoy yourself and get some work done. When out drawing landscapes, take the time to look and find the view that you really like. Don't settle for the first spot that you see.

Use your hand to frame your arrangement, composition, or scene.

Take along a viewfinder frame and/or a plastic picture plane to help. Draw a few boxes to match your viewfinder frame ahead of time and use them with the frame to see your view.

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Sharpen lead pencils for landscape drawing with a sharp pocketknife or utility knife to make a chisel point.

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