Near the beginning of my Complete Online Drawing Course students get to practice everything they’ve learnt so far by creating a picture of ‘The Old Hay Shed’. It demonstrate how with just a few pencil techniques you can create a landscape drawing.

In this post I’ve collected together a number of recent Old Hay sheds for you to see.

Old Hay Shed pencil drawing by Stephanie Stevens

First up this stunning Old Hayshed¬† by DrawPJ student Stephanie Stevens. I love the contrast in tones she has created (and tone isn’t even taught at this stage!) The little chisel point strokes in the leaves are beautifully created and the foreground grass looks like it’s a still calm day. So peaceful. Well done Stephanie!

Old Hay Shed Drawing by Amogha Ghuley

Old Hay Shed Drawing by Amogha Ghuley

With the next Hayshed, tranquility, peace and escapism is what this little landscape reminds me of. Amogha has successfully created the 6 different pencil strokes in this is amazing work. Well done Amogha!

Old Hay Shed Drawing by Theresa Everard

Old Hay Shed Drawing by Theresa Everard

This wonderful landscape was created by Theresa Everard. Theresa has successfully created all six strokes with energy and confidence capturing the mood of warm sunny day! Well done Theresa, keep up the great work.

Old Hay Shed Drawing by Joel Robinet

Old Hay Shed Drawing by Joel Robinet

This Old Hay Shed pencil drawing by our student Joel Robinet is so beautiful and transporting. I love the additional touches he has added to make this drawing even better. The six pencil techniques taught in our course have been so beautifully applied here and this drawing is stunning! Well done Joel.

Old Hay Shed Drawing by Yulia Titova

Old Hay Shed Drawing by Yulia Titova

Landscape drawings are so relaxing and easy to do if you know how to use your pencil in several different ways. You can create many different textures and subjects just by preparing and holding your pencil differently.

In this drawing our mentored student Yulia Titova has correctly applied her six pencil techniques so beautifully, but she has also added her own personal expression. There is movement and flow in this wonderful drawing from an exercise in our course. I love the little finishing touches she has also added like the cute bird and its little nest. Great work Yulia, I am really looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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