Join Róisín Curé, Miguel Herranz and Inma Serrano for an Urban Sketching Workshop, 13th-15th July 2017, in the vibrant and colourful town of Galway, so full of life and atmosphere!
A commission to draw hospital staff from life in University College Hospital was rewarding but challenging – for me and my sitters, who were not used to sitting still.
Perhaps you’d like to take up urban sketching, but don’t know where to start. I’ll show you all you need to know in my new course in Oranmore, starting November ...
In mid-July, forty-five sketchers descended on Galway City for its first ever International Urban Sketching workshop, hosted by Marc Taro Holmes, Shari Blaukopf and me.
Finding you’re missing a crucial colour can be annoying at best..but choosing just twelve colours for your paintbox is hard. Here I describe mine, and why they’re there.
Sketching people moving is one of the biggest challenges you’ll face as an urban sketcher. But don’t despair – there are lots of ways to make it easier.
Children are natural cartoonists. There are a few tips I’ve learned that will make it easier for children to get more out of the comic strips they invent.
The Coconut harvesters of Mauritius risk their lives to bring us their bounty – and to let Róisín sketch them at their work.
Painting reflections in watercolour can be challenging but well worth the effort. Getting to know their main forms provides a short cut to learning to look well and paint faithfully.
You can learn a lot by trying to forge an Old Master: in this article, I offer free tutorials to download, based on the beautiful Japanese prints of Utamaro. ...
Here are 25 urban sketching tips for you to consider when you are out in the field. They include some things you should be doing and some you shouldn’t.
Róisín shows how she paints clouds in watercolour, with some tips and many examples.
Róisín shows how to achieve accuracy when drawing and how to achieve good tonal values in watercolour
Painting the giant lilies in the Bassin aux Nénuphars, the Botanical Gardens, Pamplemousses, Mauritius
When you think you have no time to sketch, just draw in the cracks!. Róisín explains.
Róisín gives a demonstration of painting a bowl of fruit in a still life in watercolour
Róisín talks about why we should learn to draw accurately
Róisín Curé gives her 20 tips for urban sketching
Video of Róisín painting Tyrone House, Galway
Róisín discusses why it can be difficult to start painting in the field and how to overcome this.