Illustration: Draw Awesome Landscapes

Are you an all-around adventurer? Do you like to draw the places you see in your artist notebook? Learn to take your sketches to the next level with this course and to work with limited color palettes, making the most out of your possibilities. What do you say? Will you join us in this adventure?

About this course

This course is about making the most out of the color palette we can get out of the reference images that we'll use in order to create the basic colors concepts of the landscapes. This course tries to take advantage of Photoshop tools to create geometric shapes that make it easier to orient the client about what he or she wants to represent in his or her stories.

In this case we'll start practicing the deduction of the points of view and the colors these offer in order to get the composition development.

What project are we going to develop?

What we're going to develop in this course is a set of 4 images as a final project that will be based preferably in free-to-use images. We'll take these as a reference in order to create our space taking illumination as an inspiration for our own drawings. In order to do this, we'll choose 4 different environments and work with the brushes I'll provide to create the environments' concept.

What you'll learn

  • Basic concept
  • Landscape structure and composition
  • Work with a restricted palette
  • Extract a color palette from an image using Photoshop
  • Simplify objects using tools and the program's brushes

Who's this course for? Requirements

This course is oriented to those who want to get involved in basic landscape compositing in order to start improving inside these concepts using synthetization, the chromatic summary and the specific use of brushes that will make work easier for the user when he or she creates the illustrations. For this course you'll need:

  • Graphics Tablet
  • Notepad
  • Photoshop or digital drawing app
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Course Details

Beginner level 48m 8 lessons 1,407 users


Adobe Photoshop Adobe Photoshop


Carlota Martinez-Pantoja Bernal
Carlota Martinez-Pantoja Bernal
Carlota Martinez-Pantoja Bernal Teacher

Carlota MPB, MONKEYBARK, illustrator. A fan of Disney Studios and Cartoon Network, she studied illustration for two years at the San Telmo School of Art in Málaga, Spain. Before that, she started to learn how to draw of her own accord to try and follow her childhood dream of becoming an artist and specializing in character design. Although, she delves into other areas too, like concept art and animation, having recently collaborated in the latest video clip of the Spanish singer El Kanka.

To learn more, visit https://monkeybark.carbonmade.com/