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This Wide Area Drawing Making Me Heartbroken! How to Draw Dry Wilderness with a Rocky Ground Brush

Ground is a scene that have high frequency of appearance in a cartoon.


Drawing endless wilderness where have rough rocks and uneven ground will exhaust time and energy.

The ground brush (Rock) is unrelated to any exhaustion.
Just stamping and stroking over,
it will draw the wilderness with rough rocks at super high speed.

This page introduces how to draw the wilderness using the ground brush (Rock_Black & White).


Learn how to correct line width of brush material here

Learn basics of brush materials here



The making of dry wilderness drawing



Refer to a photo will make drawing more realistic.
(Choose photo that have no copyright)
Once you have found a reference photo, start drawing draft based on it.


The rocky ground brush is initially set to change size with pen pressure.

First of all, use the ground bush (rock_black) strokes in the zigzag
from the back to the front with the direction of the red arrow and pen pressure,
and give a perspective
It is okay to stroke many times until your preference pattern appears.





Fill the remaining gaps and back with ground brush (rock_white).





Make a new layer and draw a mountain in the back.
If you divide it into multiple layers within the range that can be grasped, it becomes easier to correct later.

※Using Large rock brush (white)





To give a perspective of the back, use the scraping brush or pen to fill the back part with white.
Scrape with transparent color also OK, but use white is better. (The reason will explain later)





Make a new layer and add trees at the front and back.
Using a black leaves brush (medium far) and a forest brush here.





Scrape trees to soften the impression of the trees.
※Used “Sketching style hatching brush”





Add more trees for balancing.
※Using a sketching style forest brush




Draw the dead trees and show the atmosphere of the wilderness.
※Dead tree brush (black with white) used

Drawing is complete with this.




Apply a light shade gradation tone between the layer of trees and the layer of rocky ground.
Because each brush has a white background,
using a white background saves you the trouble of cutting out tones.




State of the layer of “Paper” at the bottom is hidden.

The white background is sparse.
Use it effesively.





Paste a light shade gradation tone on the bottom (under the white back ground).
The shadow of the dent on the rock ground was naturally completed.





Furthermore, paste a sky tone to the bottom.
The shade of the sky tones also appeared in the gap of the white ground.
The drawing is completed.




If you use the brush’s white background properly,
you can increase work efficiency and produce unexpected synergistic effects.

Please give it a try.


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