If you asked several landscape artists what you absolutely MUST get right when you’re drawing a landscape, it’s possible you’d get a few different answers.

But in my opinion, the most important thing is pictorial depth.

Pictorial depth is the illusion of three dimensional space on a two dimensional surface. Perhaps the best example of this is when an artist creates a picture that looks like it goes for miles into the distance, and you feel like you could just walk right into it.

In How a Birds Eye Point of View Can Improve Your Landscape Drawings, I talk about what a bird’s eye point of view is and how it can help you improve the pictorial depth in any landscape drawing or painting. You can read the full EmptyEasel article by clicking here.