Recently I have been trying to get a bit more practise by doing landscapes. The idea is to spend no more than 2-3 hours in each one. The technique I am using is one that I have seen been used many times. I start with a basic, just defining shapes, black and white skecth including the basic elements and forms and the usual light and shadow areas. Once this is more or less done and I am hapy with it, I start adding photos to get colors and textures at the same time. Most of the time I just look for interesting shapes and happy accidents. I blend the photos using different layer blending modes. With every photo addition, I paint over to highlight or hide certain areas. Little by little I construct the landscape.

Below are the results so far.

Forgotten Pool

Forgotten Pool

Celts

Celts

Coastline Castle

Coastline Castle

And this last one which I am going to make part of my S06 Project.

Project S06 File 2

Project S06 File 2