1 min environmental sketches

by Skysoda, January 24th 2023 © 2023 Skysoda

Done as part of a 30 minute class.

My current goal is: Improve my shading and rendering of light


Hello Skysoda! So first off, great job at capturing the gestures of the landscape.. I can see that you got a lot of visual information in there as possible in only 1 minute. I think that you are well on your way to rendering shading and light in the depiction of the beach in the top left box. Using that approach in all of your sketches would improve your ability to capture the form with shading and light.

I would try another exercise like this but instead of capturing the lines, challenge yourself to create a gradient map (of some sorts) by just using value to depict the forms. Try creating the midtones first, leaving the highlights blank, and deepining the shadows according to the forms.

I would love seeing your progress with this!

Much love and luck,