Part Two of my account of sketching in Artform, Co. Waterford
New Dates! Urban Sketching in Watercolour for Beginners August 21st-25th 2023…Plus – The Verdicts Are In!
I will conduct a new live online course, Urban Sketching in Watercolour For Beginners, from 21st to 25th August 2023.
One of the most satisfying things I do as an urban sketcher is to capture my family in sketches. While I’m not one for putting into words the love I feel for those closest to me, it’s there on the page of my sketchbooks: every line I pull, every brush stroke I make, I do…
The 10th International USk Symposium has just wrapped up. It took place in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands. The 9th USk Symposium was held in Porto, Portugal, in July 2018. One of the organisers, Nelson Paciencia, stood up to say a few words about the experience during the introduction one morning. “The Symposium is not about…
PREMIUM: Prints of Japanese Kabuki actors are masterpieces of colour and line and are a great way to practice watercolour techniques. In this article I show you how to paint your own.
PREMIUM. When it comes to bringing out the beauty of watercolour, good timing is of the essence. Five easy techniques, with practice will enable the best from this beautiful medium.
PREMIUM. In the search for a spontaneous line, it’s important to walk before we can run. Ditch the pencil and follow the ABC of drawing directly in ink.
PREMIUM – Sometimes when you’re sketching you have to get it right first time. Here I share some of the tips I’ve picked up to make sure I don’t need a second chance.
PREMIUM A colour wheel is a great way to better understand the variations available in your paint set, as I demonstrate with this Rembrandt Basic Set.
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.