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Drawing in the Landscape: The Adventure Begins

This is the first course in the Drawing series. In this course, you will learn techniques for drawing, sketching and rendering in the field. You will learn how to draw lines and contours, understand perspective, and render tone and value with light and shadow.

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Course Info

  • Duration 9 video lessons (36 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2013
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    1.
    The Joy of Drawing
    Chapter Duration 2 mins
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    2.
    Welcome!
    Chapter Duration 1 min
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    Equipment
    Chapter Duration 2 mins
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    4.
    When?
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    5.
    Marks and Lineweights
    Chapter Duration 9 mins
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    Light and Shadow
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    Framing the Landscape
    Chapter Duration 7 mins
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    Proportion & Scale
    Chapter Duration 2 mins
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    9.
    In Closing
    Chapter Duration 2 mins

Course Description

Imagine yourself as a pen, curving down the paper as if riding a slope. Experiencing, sensing and understanding the contextual cues that the natural and built environments offer are key to learning how to render them on paper. In this course, you will learn techniques for drawing, sketching and observation in the field. You will learn how to draw lines and contours, understand perspective, and render tone and value with light and shadow. The field sketch is the most fundamental component of being able to quickly capture and convey a visual idea based on actual or perceived phenomenon. In this first of a series of courses, learn or relearn how to experience the landscape, whether you are new to hand drawing or simply want to better understand how to observe the world around you.

 

Learn these skills

  • Communications & Media
  • Drawing & Painting
  • Site Planning
  • Urban Design

AICP CM

This course is approved for .5 AICP CM credit. 

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Darryl Jones

Darryl Jones

Darryl Jones is an artist and filmmaker based in Oakland, CA.

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