hey! i just got home from a trip and saw this just now i’m so so sorry for the late reply! thank you so much!
i actually do a lot of landscapes from memory but it’s very important to observe them first from life or from photos (which is also a thing i do), or else you don’t really know what the things are supposed to look like, or they look slightly awkward. so yeah when i say i draw, say, mountains from memory it’s because i stacked up a lot of images of mountains in my mind and i know what they could look like?
so yeah if you want to improve in these areas - and i have lots of improvement to do as well! - i guess drawing from life or pictures is the best thing to do, i have some trouble with attention and stuff and my memory’s been real bad lately so i just snap a lot of pictures and look at them when im home and relaxed and start drawing while looking at them.
literally my only advice would be: look at things! pay attention to the lighting and shades and shapes in landscapes and things that you see every day, and it’s okay to take pictures or even like find references on the internet for that there’s no set rules really. to me, when i draw something well, it means i know it well, so yeah familiarise yourself with the things you want to draw and it’ll just come together eventually!
god this reply is getting long but i just remembered, composition is important and for that, photography, movies and comics are probably the best way to grasp what a good drawing of a landscape could look like? so yeah, observe, inspire yourself from other people’s work, etc.
i wish you the best of luck in the Great Arting Adventure and im really glad you came to me to ask me this, honestly it helps me to figure out what im really doing with my drawings as well so it’s really good for me as well.
thank you again!
im so happy to hear that thank you!! i hope it continues being an inspiration to you in art or like..life in general idk…this is so great i’m so happy!!