Landscape Drawing and Painting Tutorials

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Below you'll find a collection of tutorials that are focused on aspects of landscape drawing and painting.  The medium and technique are different for each tutorial and the approach to each subject will vary as well.

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PanPastel LandscapeLandscape with PanPastels
Learn how to paint a landscape using the new medium of PanPastels in this lesson.
Landscape Painting with PastelsLandscape Painting with Pastels
Learn how to paint a landscape with soft and hard pastels using a structured and ordered approach of applying color.
Paint Trees with Watercolor HeaderHow to Paint Trees with Watercolor
A look at painting 3 different types of trees with watercolor.  
Landscape Sketch with Charcoal PencilsLandscape Sketch with Charcoal Pencils
Charcoal pencils are used to create a landscape sketch in this tutorial.
How to Draw a Tree with Colored PencilsHow to Draw a Tree with Colored Pencils
Learn how to create the illusion of realistic leaves with colored pencils in this tutorial.
Paint Quickly with PastelsPaint Quickly With Pastels
Landscapes can be developed quickly with pastels.  This tutorial looks at strategies for developing a landscape painting in a short amount of time.
PanPastel and Soft PastelsCombine PanPastels and Soft Pastels
Use PanPastels to create atmospheric effects and soft pastels to add the details in this landscape demonstration.
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Watercolor Woodland Landscape Part 1The Watercolor Workshop 7 - Woodland Landscape Part 1
Part one of a series on painting the landscape with watercolors using warm and cool hues to produce contrast and space.
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Watercolor Woodland Landscape Part 2The Watercolor Workshop 8 - Woodland Landscape Part 2
Part two of a series on painting the landscape with watercolors using warm and cool hues to produce contrast and space.
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Watercolor Cityscape Part 1The Watercolor Workshop 9 - Cityscape Part 1
Part one of a series on painting a cityscape with watercolor. Techniques for simplification are presented and implemented.
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Watercolor Cityscape Part 1The Watercolor Workshop 10 - Cityscape Part 2
Part two of a series on painting a cityscape with watercolor. The cityscape painting is completed by developing details.
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Colored Graphite Live LessonColored Graphite Full Length Video (55:30)
Learn how to create the illusion of rocks using a limited palette and Graphitint pencils in this recorded Live Lesson.
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Water Ripples with Oil PastelsHow to Draw Water Ripples Full Length Demo (1:02:18)
This recorded Live Lesson looks at drawing water with oil pastels.
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Secrets to Drawing Oil PastelsThe Secrets to Drawing- Oil Pastels
Create a landscape with oil pastels in this module from "The Secrets to Drawing" video course.
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Impressionist Oil Pastel LandscapeOil Pastel Landscape Full Length Video (1:03:10)
Learn how to use oil pastels loosely to create an Impressionist landscape. 
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Secrets to Drawing Soft PastelsThe Secrets to Drawing- Soft Pastels
Create a landscape drawing with soft and hard pastels in this module from "The Secrets to Drawing" video course.
Acrylic Seascape TutorialAcrylic Seascape EXCERPTS
Learn how to paint a seascape using acrylic paint in this video that features excerpts from a two hour lesson.
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Acrylic Seascape TutorialAcrylic Seascape - Full Length Videos (1:59:22)
Follow along and watch as a seascape is developed using acrylics in this two part video series on acrylic painting. Part One (59:22) Part Two (1:00:02) 
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Finding the Right Mark with PastelsFind the Right Mark with Pastels Full Length Demo (1:02:09)
Learn how to use the right marks to create the necessary illusions in a landscape painting.  Recorded Live Lesson.
How to Draw a Tree From ImaginationHow to Draw a Tree From Imagination
Time lapse of a tree drawn from imagination using colored pencils. 
How to draw treesHow to Draw a Realistic Tree
A structured approach to drawing any type of tree in a realistic manner.
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How to Draw a Realistic Tree Full Length Video (1:06:30)
Learn how to create a variety of textures that translate as a realistic tree in this recorded live lesson
How to draw grass colored pencils drawing lessonHow to Draw Grass with Colored Pencils
Learn how easy it is to draw grass in this video tutorial.
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Landscapes with Colored Pencils - Part 1
Learn an ordered approach to organizing a landscape drawing in this module.
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Colored Pencil LandscapesLandscapes with Colored Pencils - Part 2
Complete a landscape drawing with colored pencils by finishing the middle ground and the foreground.
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PanPastel DemonstrationLandscape with PanPastels Full Length Video (1:05:16)
A landscape demonstration recorded from a live lesson using the new medium of PanPastels.
Acrylic Painting of a CityscapeAcrylic Painting of a Cityscape Time Lapse
Time lapse of an acrylic painting of a cityscape from a live lesson on 10/10 and 10/17
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Acrylic Painting of a CityscapeAcrylic Painting of a Cityscape - Full Length Videos (1:53:15)
Learn how to paint a small cityscape with acrylics in this two part video series.  Part One (50:51) Part Two (1:02:16)
How to draw waves with chalk pastelsHow to Draw Waves - Chalk Pastels
Learn how to draw ocean waves in this tutorial in the medium of chalk or soft pastels.
how-to-draw-water-calm-wavesHow to Draw Clouds - Chalk Pastels
Learn how to draw clouds in a pastel landscape in this tutorial.
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Two Approaches to Drawing CloudsTwo Approaches to Drawing Clouds Full Length Video (59:48)
Learn two very different approaches to drawing clouds in this recorded live demonstration.
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Snow Scene with GouacheSnowy Scene with Gouache - Full Length Videos (2:05:23)
Learn how to use gouache and masking fluid to create a snowy scene in this two part recorded Live Lesson. Part One (59:46) Part Two (1:05:47)
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Watercolor Waves - Full Length Video (58:03)
Learn how to create the illusion of waves using watercolor in this recorded live lesson.
How to draw rocks-drawing tutorialHow to Draw Rocks
Learn how to draw realistic rocks in this video tutorial. placeholder
DRawing Rocks in the LandscapeDrawing Rocks in the Landscape EXCERPTS
How to draw rocks in the landscape.
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DRawing Rocks in the LandscapeDrawing Rocks in the Landscape - Full Length Video (1:02:25)
How to use value to create the illusion of convincing rocks in the landscape in this full length video.
Pastel Landscape SketchPastel Landscape Sketch TIME LAPSE
Time lapse of a pastel landscape sketch from a recorded live lesson.
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Pastel Landscape SketchPastel Landscape Sketch Full Length Video (1:01:07)
Learn how to use pastel to create a quick drawing of a landscape in this full length video tutorial.
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The Secrets to Drawing SpaceThe Secrets to Drawing- Space
The element of space is explored in this module from "The Secrets to Drawing" video course.
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The Secrets to Drawing One Point PerspectiveThe Secrets to Drawing- One Point Perspective
One point perspective is an easy way to create the illusion of space using a structured approach. Learn how to use it in this module from "The Secrets to Drawing" video course.
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The Secrets to Drawing Two Point PerspectiveThe Secrets to Drawing- Two Point Perspective
Learn how to draw three dimensional forms in space with two point perspective in this module from "The Secrets to Drawing" video course.
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The Secrets to Drawing Three Point PerspectiveThe Secrets to Drawing- Three Point Perspective
Learn how draw with three point perspective in this module from "The Secrets to Drawing" video course.
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Linear Perspective - One Point - Full Length Video (1:01:57)
Learn the basics of linear perspective in this recorded live lesson on one point perspective.
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Linear Perspective - Two Point - Full Length Video (1:08:27)
Learn how to create the illusion of space through two point perspective in this recorded live lesson on two point perspective.
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Linear Perspective - Three Point - Full Length Video (1:04:09)
Learn how to draw with three point perspective in this recorded live lesson on three point perspective.
Free Drawing Lessons- One Point PerspectiveOne Point Perspective
An in-depth look at drawing with one point perspective.
Free Drawing Lessons- Two Point PerspectiveTwo Point Perspective
Learn how to create the illusion of space using two point perspective in this free drawing lesson video.
3-point-perspective-free-drawing-lessonThree Point Perspective
Learn how to draw with three point perspective in this video drawing lesson.
miniature watercolor paintingMiniature Watercolor Painting
Miniature watercolor painting demonstration
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Use Masking Fluid to Create a Watercolor Waterfall - Full Length Video (58:49)
Learn how to use masking fluid to create a watercolor waterfall in this recorded Live Lesson.
Paint with GouachePaint with Gouache
Gouache (Opaque Watercolor) painting demonstration of a tree.
Pen and Ink Watercolor Painting TutorialWatercolor and Pen and Ink EXCERPTS
Excerpts from the 2 hour watercolor and pen and ink tutorial.
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Pen and Ink Watercolor Painting TutorialWatercolor and Pen and Ink Full Length Videos (2:08:30)
Learn how to layer pen and ink over watercolor in this two part video series. Part One (1:09:57) Part Two (58:23)
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The Secrets to Drawing InkThe Secrets to Drawing- Ink
Learn how to draw an old barn using ink wash and pen and ink techniques in this module from "The Secrets to Drawing" video course.
Artistic Crayon EtchingArtistic Approach to Crayon Etching TIME LAPSE
Time lapse of an artistic approach to crayon etching using white undertones.
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Artistic Crayon EtchingArtistic Approach to Crayon Etching - Full Length Video (1:12:06)
An old building is rendered by creating "scratchboard" with crayons and ink in this recorded live lesson.
Pen and ink drawing tutorialPen and Ink Landscape Drawing Tutorial EXCERPTS
Learn how create texture with line in this drawing tutorial that features excerpts of a 1 hour lesson.
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Pen and ink drawing tutorialPen and Ink Landscape Drawing Tutorial -Full Length Video (1:15:25)
A simple scene is developed using a variety of pen and ink techniques in this recorded live lesson.
Oil pastel drawing of a race carOil Pastel Drawing of Race Car Time Lapse
Time lapse of a live lesson of an oil pastel drawing of a race car.
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Oil pastel drawing of a race carOil Pastel Drawing of Race Car Full Length Video (1:01:22)
Learn how to draw a racecar using oil pastels in this full length video demonstration.
cut-paper-free-drawing-lessonCut Paper Image
Use positive and negative space to create a floating cut paper image of a house on a hill.  Learn how in this video lesson.
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Impressionist ApproachOil Painting Master Series - Impressionist Approach
Use oils to create an Impressionist landscape using strong color and light in this module from the "Oil Painting Master Series" video course.
Free Drawing Lessons- Pastel LandscapesPastel Landscapes
Learn how to draw the landscape with chalk or soft pastels in this free drawing lesson video.
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Pastel Landscape Mastery Video 1Pastel Landscape Mastery - Drawing Materials and Surfaces
Learn the tools of the trade in pastel landscape drawing in this module from "Pastel Landscape Mastery" - Part 1 "Materials and Surfaces".
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Pastel Landscape Mastery Video 2Pastel Landscape Mastery - Atmospheric Perspective
Learn how to create the illusion of space using atmospheric perspective in this module from "Pastel Landscape Mastery" - Part 2 "Atmospheric Perspective"
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Pastel Landscape Mastery Video 3Pastel Landscape Mastery - The Sky
Learn how to draw a realistic sky using pastels in this module from "Pastel Landscape Mastery" - Part 3 "The Sky".
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Pastel Landscape Mastery Video 4Pastel Landscape Mastery - Trees and Foliage
Learn how to draw trees in a pastel landscape in this module from "Pastel Landscape Mastery" - Part 4 "Trees and Foliage"
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Pastel Landscape Mastery Video 5Pastel Landscape Mastery - Rocks in the Landscape
Learn how to add rocks to a pastel landscape drawing in this module from "Pastel Landscape Mastery" - Part 5 "Rocks in the Landscape".
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Pastel Landscape Mastery Video 6Pastel Landscape Mastery - Architectural Elelments
Learn how draw architectural elements in a pastel landscape drawing in this module from "Pastel Landscape Mastery" - Part 6 "Architectural Elements".
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Water in the LandscapePastel Landscape Mastery - Water in The Landscape
Learn how draw water in a pastel landscape drawing in this module from "Pastel Landscape Mastery" - Part 7 "Water"
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Landscape SilhouettePastel Landscape Mastery - Silhouettes
Learn how silhouettes can be used to create focal points and enhance contrast in a landscape drawing in this module from "Pastel Landscape Mastery" - Part 8 "Silhouettes".
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Pastel Dry WashPastel Landscape Mastery - Dry Wash
Learn how to add large quantites of pigment using the dry wash technique in this module from "Pastel Landscape Mastery"- Part 9 "Dry Wash".
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Pastel Landscape Mastery - Wet Wash
Learn how water can be added to soft pastels to create effects in this module from "Pastel Landscape Mastery" - Part 10 "Wet Wash".
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Pastel Landscape Mastery - Scumbling
Learn the technique known as "scumbling" in which opaque, but light, applications of pastels are applied to the surface in this module from "Pastel Landscape Mastery" - Part 11 "Scumbling".
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Pastel Landscape Mastery - Feathering
Learn the technique known as “feathering” in which short strokes of pastel are layered to create depth in color tone and texture in this module from "Pastel Landscape Mastery" - Part 12 "Feathering".
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Landscape Drawing with Oil PastelsPastel Landscape Mastery -Oil Pastels
Learn how to use oil pastels to create a landscape painting in this module from "Pastel Landscape Mastery"- Part 13 "Oil Pastels".
Knife Painting with OilsKnife Painting with Oils
Learn how to paint with painting knives in this video in which a landscape painting is created.
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Knife Painting with Oils Live LessonOil Painting with Painting Knives - Full Length Video (1:08:47)
Paint a landscape in oils using painting knives in this recorded live lesson. Members Only Become a member
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Painting CloudsOil Painting Master Series - Painting Clouds
A look at painting simple clouds in an oil landscape.
How to Lift WatercolorHow to Lift or Erase Watercolor
Learn how to lift watercolor paint in this painting lesson
Free Painting Lessons- Watercolor Skecth of a BarnWatercolor Sketch of a Barn
Learn how to use basic watercolor techniques in this free painting lesson video.
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