PREMIUM In this article I show you how to use negative space to make a strong drawing. It isn’t magic, but it is a useful tool when you can’t see where you’ve gone wrong.
PREMIUM Drawing in a spiral is an easy way to keep control of a sketch. With time and practice you’ll do it so fast that your drawings will be loose and expressive – and right.
PREMIUM: Drawing with confidence is one of the holy grails of sketching. In this article I share the first of three techniques that will get you well on the road to drawing fluently.
PREMIUM: Getting light and shade right in a sketch goes a very long way to making a sketch believable, to give a feeling of “being there”. Here’s how I approach it.
PREMIUM Lots of us would love to capture a few memories on holiday in a sketch, but what do we bring with us, and how do we keep everyone happy?
PREMIUM A beautiful sky is the most effective way to add atmosphere to your sketch; all kinds of cloud conditions can be realistically depicted with the aid of a few simple techniques.
PREMIUM The second and final part of my 10 Tricks for your Toolbox. Elements four through ten are some of the things to consider when planning your sketch.
PREMIUM It’s good to do some advance planning before you put pen to paper. Far from removing spontaneity, it gives you freedom to express yourself, confident that you know what you’re doing.
PREMIUM With an almost endless choice of watercolours to choose from, it can feel daunting to choose just a handful for your urban sketching paintbox. I’d like to share my choices with you.
PREMIUM Sketchers often wonder why their watercolours don’t “pop” with bright, clear colour. The solution is really easy, and I describe it in this article in 3 simple steps.