Saturday Art Challenge


Sketching Horizon Lines

Recently I have been enjoying painting and sketching outdoors.

One nice technique for outdoor art is looking for lines in the landscape horizons and choosing a simple colour palette.

Have a go at choosing three to five main colours to create horizon lines of a natural scene. You might like to add in lighter tones of your colours to help with highlights at the end of your sketch.

Have a go at creating a hillside scene. Finish your drawing adding in silhouette details such as trees and wildlife!

Have fun!

Best wishes,


Published by Emma

Hi my name is Emma! I am a writer and artist. I work for the NHS at Converge ( and I am also an MA graduate in Creative writing and am currently studying for a PhD in Humanities. I have been leading a creative writing class at the beautiful St Nicks in York ( for the last five years. When I am not at work I'm on my allotment or at Base Camp (my home) planning new adventures.

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