GeoScapes 001.JPG1. On a landscape (horizontal) formatted piece of watercolor paper, lightly draw a horizon line.
2. Sketch 3 or 4 large forms; at least one cylinder and one sphere. You may draw a cube, wedge, pyramid or cone if you want to. Be sure to draw lightly so that you may erase after your painting is dry. Be sure to employ accurate two-point perspective rules. Don't include any detail or shading- you're creating only the the outlines for yourself.
3. Carefully paint each shape in the order of which is furthest away from you, gradually coming forward shape by shape. Let each shape dry adequately before moving on to the next shape.
4. (Advice, not mandatory:) Select cooler colors for back ground (blue, blue-green, blue-violet); use neutral colors for middle-ground (either tans, grays, & browns or violet, & yellow-green); finally, make your foreground, the objects that appear furthest forward warmer colors (red, orange, yellow, yellow-orange, and red-violet).
5. Do your best to leave the white of the paper for highlights, if you accidentally cover too much area, use a tissue to dab (don't rub) and "lift" the color away.
6. Be sure to add layers of color to darken certain areas so that you have both highlights AND low-lights, thereby "modelling" your forms to seem 3-Dimensional.

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