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Mountain Tutorial by painted-leaf Mountain Tutorial by painted-leaf
:bulletgreen: Just a little help to learn a simple mountain painting:

:bulletwhite:Step 1: Paint the fill of the mountain. Just to know it's shape.
:bulletwhite:Step 2: Put the lightest part with another color. It will show, from which part will the light come.
:bulletwhite:Step 3: Draw the most important outlines and some cracks. It's up on you how much would you like... ( lines should be 4pt and 2 pt weight )
:bulletwhite:Step 4: Put some darker shadings on the darker parts. ( use the layer on 15% opacity )
:bulletwhite:Step 5: Put another layer with a darker shading on the darkest parts ( also on 15% opacity with the same color )
:bulletwhite:Step 6: Put the lightest parts with white color on 30% opacity.
:bulletwhite:Step 7: Final step... Put a little contrast with the Curves menu. It will look more real.

:bulletgreen: I just learned and I wanted to share with others too... :)
:bulletgreen: I hope it will be helpful :pray:

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ghost-nerdy Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014
very helpful!
painted-leaf Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2014  Professional
:aww: :thanks:
spiritobscura Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011
This is by far the best I've found. I needed to ask one question though. Why make another layer for more darker shading in step 5?
painted-leaf Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2011  Professional
Thank you :aww: And about step 5. : You need that darker layer because it will look more realistic. Without it, it's also good, just a bit looks like it would be in mist... :)
demonlove97 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Student Digital Artist
wow thank you it is really helpful :glomp: thank you
painted-leaf Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2011  Professional
Welcome :aww: I'm glad that it is helpful... I just shared what I newly learned because I knew how much I searched for tutorials... :)
Nestharon Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2011   Writer
Amazing work, I like it, and finally I tutorial on how to draw mountain, I always wanted to learn but never found a good tutorial, thank you for sharing :iconnewglomp: :iconbackhug:
painted-leaf Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional
:iconnewglomp: You are very welcome, I'm glad that it will be useful for you :kiss:
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