The Landscapes & Backgrounds Track provides a comprehensive exploration of the role landscapes and backgrounds can play.
Techniques like atmospheric perspective, lighting, texture, scale, and space will be addressed through various prompts.
Lesson 1 • Lesson 2 • Lesson 3
Lesson 4 • Lesson 5 • Lesson 6
Whether you do concept art, are a fine art painter, or a comics artist, you’ll learn the fundamentals of how to articulate a convincing landscape.
Do the track at your own pace! Taking the time to process the content is important, so we don’t advise putting pressure on yourself to finish the track quickly.
Remember to have fun and enjoy the process of learning.
Show us what you make!
- Post in our Discord.
- Tag us on Instagram with #artprofshare.
We understand that many people have limited budgets for supplies, so our tracks are structured so that you can use any materials you want, within that track’s focus.
Visit these pages for supply lists: watercolor, gouache, acryl gouache, oils, water mixable oils, acrylics.
ballpoint pen/gel pens, dip pen, brush pen markers, Caran d’Ache crayons, graphite powder, colored pencil, soft pastel, oil pastel, pencil, charcoal, ink wash, scratchboard, wet charcoal, oil sticks
DIGITAL SOFTWARE OPTIONS
Digital tool recommendations, Procreate, Krita, Adobe Photoshop, Clip Studio Paint, Paint Tool SAI, Adobe Fresco, MediBang Paint, Gimp
Working from direct observation, capture the “personality” of a room in your home.
Repeat a person or object within a space to show depth and scale with atmospheric perspective.
Explore dramatic light and shadows within an interior or exterior space.
Use items from the grocery store to observe from life in order to create an alien landscape.
Portray an underwater space, blending a minimum of 5 reference photos to create the scene.
Create a self-portrait as an imagined or real space.
- Submit your track artworks here.
- We’ll feature your artwork in a live stream!
- We’ll add you to our student galleries.