Last update a detail sneaked in and it may be a good time to share my rule with you.
I came to the conclusion to emphasize an outline not more than three or occasionally four times.
Often I directly sketch with permanent ink and a fine nib, when I do use a pencil, I usually don’t erase.
I start my sketches, using landmarks, often with faces, I…[Read more]
Excellent information! I do usually start with a pencil drawing to make sure I’ve stayed within the boundary of the page, but I don’t usually erase. I do my pen work next. I do a lot of scribbling where the darkest values are to cover more area, but only one layer for the outline. After that I paint, and I seldom use pen afterwards unless I…[Read more]
My observations are based on my personal “visual note taking” how I call it when there is simply not much time to catch the personality of the people on the train or on the street. Also I mostly use the watercolors as a quick way to color the sketches. I think the ticker outlines I use can help…[Read more]
Thanks Sandra, I walked around downtown and found this shady alleyway. The building is a pharmacy and my husband is still working as a pharmacist so I had a go at it. It was fun as long as I took it bit by bit and didn’t let the little voice freak out about all the details. Good practice in a sketchbook.
I set in a place without too much traffic. It was fine, a good first attempt and peaple mostly just walked by. A few commented on how nice it was that I was there. I think in this town they are used to seeing people sketching because of the active art group they have.
I’m really pleased how this group is growing. Can’t wait to see what you all are sketching and to answer your questions.
While I don’t consider myself a specialist in urban sketching, I sure do know a thing or two about mobile everything sketching.
On a side note, I’m currently writing one novel and editing another one. When this is done, I plan…[Read more]
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