In this short video from Creative Catalyst Productions, Carl Dalio shares some great tips on painting realistic figures inside landscape paintings. As you’ll see, it’s not about adding lots of detail in order to create realism, but simply creating shapes that “feel” like human figures.
Carl starts with the basics (torso, head, and limbs) then moves on to adding clothes, and finally gives some excellent advice on how to show movement of the figure with just a few strokes of the brush. Take a look:
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Carl also has a full-length art instructional video (on composition and perspective) which you can get right here at Creative Catalyst Productions.
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