Welcome to the Tutorial!
Hello Everyone! This is Jack with Let’s Draw Today. Thank you so much for joining me and drawing with me today!
In this tutorial course, we are going to learn how to draw mountains!
The total length of the video demonstrations for this entire course is 4 hours and 23 minutes. However, I have this course broken down into smaller lessons, each consisting of a short video clip and a brief description. This allows you to take it one lesson and then one step at a time, and you will feel more confident in your ability to see your drawing through to the end.
How to Proceed Through This Course
I encourage you to watch each video clip and draw along with me. If you prefer, you can watch the clip first without drawing, so you can see how I do that portion of the drawing from start to finish. Then you can watch it again and try with me.
I believe a picture is worth a thousand words and a video is worth even more than a thousand pictures. So, while I will often narrate what I am drawing, you will learn a lot of the how-to steps simply by watching the video and doing as I do to the best of your ability. You can use the directions, tips, and comments I give along the way during each lecture to supplement your efforts.
I believe it is helpful to see how to NOT do something. I also believe that imperfections are okay, and you should not be afraid to make mistakes while creating your drawings or other artwork. Therefore, you will see my mistakes and erasures, which I think can serve as useful learning tools.
Other Learning Options
Just in case video isn’t your preferred method of learning, you will find picture snapshots from the video along with the video’s transcript under each clip. Also, don’t forget about the other learning resources found in the Extras section: an ebook version of the course, a PDF picture slideshow of the course, and the same time-lapse version of the course that is on YouTube.
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Love the Journey of Learning How to Draw
Finally, remember that learning how to draw is all about practice, experimenting, and enjoyment. As you proceed through this course or any of my other courses, it’s easy to get frustrated if you are making mistakes or your drawing doesn’t look like my example. My advice to you is to let go of your frustration.
Instead, learn to love the journey. Try your best! Don’t be afraid to make changes to what I am doing to make it your own. Celebrate your drawing successes, even if it’s one small success within one lecture of a course that makes you proud of yourself. If you are not getting it right the first try, be proud of yourself for trying, and then try again.
Draw along with as many of my tutorial courses as you can, have fun along the way, and you will see remarkable improvements in your drawing skills before you realize it. Stay positive, stay motivated, don’t give up, and do keep drawing!
Parts of the Mountains
As inspiration for this course, I am using a reference photo of the mountains around Moraine Lake in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada.
Even though we are using a reference photo, please don’t feel the need to draw every little detail exactly like the photo. It is up to you whether you want to draw the picture exactly as I am or put your own style and uniqueness to it!
I will be using this black and white version as a guide.
IMPORTANT: You may use the images above for EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY, which means for your own personal practice. In order to use these images for any other purpose outside the scope of this course, (for example, to sell your finished drawing), you will need to purchase your own separate license first.
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Here are a few terms about these mountains that I will be referring to throughout the course:
Materials Used for This Drawing
Here is a list of the materials I am using for this drawing.
If you don’t have some of these materials, don’t let that stop you. A sheet of paper, a standard pencil, and an eraser are a great start!
If you wish to purchase any of these materials, they can be found at your local art store, or you can buy them using the links below.
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- Drawing paper
- Another sheet of paper to prevent smudging
- HB, 2B, 4B, and 6B graphite pencils
- Pencil lengthener (not necessary but nice to have if you have short pencils)
- Kneaded eraser
- Eraser pencil
- Tortillions (or try using a tissue)
- Blending stump (or try using a tissue)
- Dusting brush to brush aside eraser residue