How to Place Figures in a Landscape Painting

Even just a single figure, carefully placed, can add life, a sense of scale and real interest to your landscape paintings. Our eyes are drawn to people so they are also a great way to compose a strong focal point.

But a lot of people lack confidence when it comes to getting the proportions, scale and pose correct. And the last you want to do is ruin an otherwise great painting with a poor figure drawing. Use this simple tip and examples from art tutor Carole Massey to make ensure you place your landscape figures in the best position and at the right scale.




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