Join Date: May 2019
Location: Edmonton, Canada
There is too much information on your graphite, I think, probably because of your photography background, the camera takes in everything at once. My advice would be to start off with a line composition, no short lines...ie no trees or long grass. Be general. Your friend is right, but just keep everything in big shapes (areas), then go into details. Just imagine a vast land of blurred shades/tones as a start. Focus on the feel for the landscape and how it recedes, how the wind flows first. Hope this helps. I am not a landscape painter, but art is all the same...strength is more important than a likeness.