Carrie L. Lewis shows you how to draw this dramatic landscape on Pastelmat with the Spring Storm landscape tutorial.
Carrie walks you through her creative process from preparing an old print photograph for use as a reference photo, creating a good composition and sketching on Pastelmat to adding the finishing touches light over dark. You’ll also see how to correct drawing mistakes—even big ones—in this tutorial.
Spring Storm Tutorial
“I’ve chosen a landscape for this tutorial because landscapes are among my favorite subjects.
“Weather has also always fascinated me. I don’t remember a time when I was ever afraid of it. From the time I was young, I preferred standing at an open window and watching, feeling the wind and rain in my face.
“So I’ve selected an image from Michigan that shows the landscape bright and sunlit in the foreground with a dark and tumultuous sky in the background.” — Carrie L. Lewis
The tutorial includes a full supply list, a line drawing, and full-color illustrations.
Learn how to:
Prepare an old print photo for use as a reference photo
Layer light over dark on Pastelmat
Create a full range of values on a dark-value paper
Successful correct mistakes
Intermediate and higher.
Are you a beginner? Carrie believes you can successfully complete this tutorial, too. A basic knowledge of layering and blending is helpful but not absolutely necessary.
Carrie provides a complete supply list and tells students what colors and strokes she uses at each stage. She also explains her choices so students can begin to understand how to make decisions for their own projects.
The class includes a color list for easy reference, but it also includes color swatches so students can match colors.
Students also receive a complete line drawing so they can transfer the drawing to drawing paper for a fast start.
All tutorials are available as digital downloads only.
About Carrie L. Lewis: Carrie has been painting and drawing for over 50 years. She sold her first horse portrait at the age of seventeen and has been creating beautifully detailed portraits of horses for clients all over the United States ever since. In the late 1990s, Carrie began doing more colored pencil work, which is now her primary medium. Her favorite subjects are still horses, but she now also draws landscapes. She is a current member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, and publishes the monthly e-zine for colored pencil artists, CP Magic!