I created this video for my students in my drawing class to learn from during distance learning, inspired by Black Lantern’s geometric landscape illustration. https://www.blacklantern.com/blogs/news/new-geometric-landscape-illustration
This two-day mini project is an activity to combine the elements of art after learning about all of them, specifically the use of line, shape, value, texture, and space. The goal is to use a shape to create a frame to contain the space of a landscape. Something needs to break through the boundary of that frame and “spill” onto the page. This could be water flowing out of the shape, a tree growing outwards, a cloud’s shape floating across, birds flying up and out, or even smoke billowing off the page from a campfire. Take advantage of the relationship between positive and negative space to create a unique composition.
Practice by copying from the video if you aren’t completely confident in drawing yet or use this as a jumping-off point to create your own original composition. For more inspiration, hop onto Google and search for “geometric landscapes” and “drawings,” “tattoos,” or “illustrations.”