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Foggy mountains by oboeteru Foggy mountains by oboeteru
Around 6 hours of work. 
I'm proud of the fog effect, I like the contrast of light and dark elements. I'm quite glad also how the far background mountains came out... and I think it's the best drawing I've done so far.
From downsides - details. Would they add some interest to the picture? Or rather on opposite? Undecided + PLZ Could not decide on that, so it came out somehow half-half... 

The reference picture here (not exactly a perfect copy, but 100% accuracy wasn't the goal here anyway).

A huge THANKS goes to the author of this video (How to Draw Clouds Sky). I have not used presented technique for the sky, but for the mountains and it worked out perfectly. I recommend it to all who're not certain in their drawing skill, but would like to get some cool results - it works! Just remember to add a lot of contrast (heavy black tops preferably done with some soft >3B pencil) and be super-careful while shading down, towards the base of the mountains (using cotton buds and cotton wool balls is good idea).

A few months ago I took part in online course of drawing (for those interested a website here. At the moment (22nd February 2017) the course is archived, but I believe it will be re-open in nearest future). 
I'd never worked with pencil before, only digital media and with focus on cartoonish style, so you have a insight in, what I could call, baby-steps. Of course a loooong way to go for me, but IMO the course is giving great starting point and I recommend it to everyone that would like to improve their skills).
Here're other exercises for course:

Exercise one: An apple.
Exercise two: A landscape.
Exercise three (unfortunately quality of the scan is too poor to upload it).
Exercise four: A rat.
Final work: Squirrel.

Now I'm coming back on drawing track with a decision to spend an hour a day with pencil in my hand.
1. 22 Feb 2017: A rabbit.
2. 2 Mar 2017: A hornet.
3. 15 Mar 2017: Still life.
4. 22 Mar 2017: Scaled quail.
5. 23 Mar 2017: Tree - drawing exercise.
6. 24 Mar 2017: A tree - practice.
7. 25 Mar 2017: A tree practice II.
8. 6 Apr 2017: A turtle.
9. 26 Apr 2017: A house.
10. 1 May 2017: Foggy mountains (above).
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Edelslav Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. well done on the fog.
jennystokes Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Professional General Artist
Well done again.......maybe the mountains at the back would be a little lighter or with more highlighting?
Good fog effect in the valley.
guidotonnarelli Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
oboeteru Featured By Owner May 2, 2017
Thank you. ;)
guidotonnarelli Featured By Owner May 2, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
It seems Japan style, my favourite!
The tecnique you did use?
oboeteru Featured By Owner Edited May 2, 2017
Used the technique presented in this video (not sure if it has name). 
Originally I wanted to draw just clouds (same as the author of the video), but then I got this idea of trying to use it for mist instead... and it worked well. :)
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