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. I recently had a great week of sketching in a lovely little Irish town in West Cork, but in mid-February. Schull turned out to be a sleepy little town consisting of one steep, twisting street with shops and pubs on it…
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 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.
Hallowe’en marks the end of autumn and the start of the long dark days of winter. Going for walks with my lovely teenagers – and sketching – are good ways to cope.
PREMIUM. My parents have a place in Nice, on the French Riviera, a city of sun-baked beaches, fabulous gastronomy and exotic landscapes. I spent a happy week helping my mother pack.