Holiday Edition- Night Mountain Landscape Speed Drawing - Oil Pastel





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Published on Dec 24, 2010

Happy Holidays everybody!
This is a drawing I did on christmas eve using oil pastels. This video shows you how I drew the picture from start to finish.

This final picture can be viewed from my facebook fan page here

This picture took me about an hour and a half to draw. It was done by Sennelier oil pastels.

I decided to draw a holiday edition drawing for all of my fans of youtube. This drawing is done in a very Bob Ross style. He is one of my favorite painters and love his style. I have never done a painting at night before and wanted to give it a shot.
Hope you enjoy

I started this drawing off by making an outline for where the mountains would be placed. From there, I made a transition from light blue all the way to black for the sky. Towards the end of the drawing, I added in some stars to give it an extra appeal to it.

I right after started to fill in the mountains. I used a white color for the lighter side of the picture, and a lighter blue color for the shadow side of the mountain. I find that after a fresh snowfall and a bright moon, that the landscape is lit up very bright. So i replicated this as best as I could.

After shading in the mountains, I went back in and added in some black to indicate some rocks and little things like that. I added more of these towards the base of the mountain. I then used a blending stump and started to blend out the base of the mountains to create a layer of mist. This helps to give a nice transition from the mountains to the tree line.

I added in the tree line just by simply using up and down like strokes with black and then green for the tops of the trees. I also added in more trees below the tree line and they would later become a reflection in the water. As the tree line came closer and closer to the picture plane, I made some trees larger and put snow on the branches to indicate a fresh snow fall. For the waters reflection, I used the same colors I did for the sky. I started off with the reflection of the trees and working our way towards the picture plane, I added in a lighter blue that went all the way to a very dark blue and eventually black.

I added in some snow banks at the edge of the river and put some snow on them. I carried the black water all the way up to the picture plane. and added some water marks into it to make it look like it was moving. I also added in some stars reflecting into the water.

Music is from Kevin MacLeod and the song is called "It came upon a Midnight Clear"


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