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How to draw the Misty Trees
In this video, I highly recommend having a range of pencils. Pencil drawing is by far one of the cheapest artist mediums to get into and buying a set of pencils will run you about 10 - 15 dollars. I would recommend having pencil set or buying individual pencils. For this video I used 4H 2H HB 2B and a 4B for finishing touches. That is my general range of pencil usage for any type of drawing. I do not usually go much higher than that because the higher number B pencils can give off a shine.
Getting back to the drawing, I started off way in the background with a 4H and 2H pencils. I usually create a vertical line close together sort of like hatching and place those marks in moving along the image horizontally. The best way I can describe how to draw this is to make it look sort of like a sound file or one of those meters that measure an earthquake activity. Those up and down vertical lines that are created by these devices are very similar to what I am doing here. After the light layer is placed, I switched to an HB pencil to lay in a slightly darker line in the same way. Also I try to avoid creating a tree line that is too even. I try to vary it so that the natural mist that I drew in last video can move around and about the trees that we are drawing in. After the HB layer, I will usually go for a 2B for the final layer. this layer will also go all the way down the the bottom of the page. After this layer is added, I go back in and pick out some individual trees to add in details to. I don't want to over do the details here because I want to convey that the trees are far away. Far away objects tend to have less details.
I also go in to show you the details of adding in the river bank. For this all I do is put the pencil on its side so that the maximum amount of graphite on the pencil is on contact with the paper. And with a quick motion, I hold the pencil horizontally on the page and go in a side to side motion. this helps to just create a "filler" texture that takes the shape of a river bank. It is a neat little trick.
I hope you all enjoyed this video and stay tuned for next week for the continuation of this series. Thanks everyone!
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