Looking to get started with urban sketching or drawing/painting building facades? Have you already started with this type of art, but want to learn strategies, techniques, and tips to help you achieve great results more consistently? Confused as to how artists use reference photos, while changing the composition and bringing themselves into their art?
If you answered 'yes' to any of these, this course is for you.
✱ What you'll learn:
- Essential questions to ask and things to look for in reference photos (or scenes you have in front of you in real life) so that you can improve the final composition and bring yourself into your art
- Helpful tips to avoid overly describing elements and to arrive at a balanced mixed-media artwork
- How to create your preliminary pencil drawing on a separate sketchbook (and why this is so helpful)
- How to transfer using tracing paper
- The importance of line weight variation when drawing with pen and ink
- Must-know watercolor painting tips for arriving at loose, fresh results
- How to enhance highlights and do splattering with white gouache
✱ Supplies you'll need:
- Tracing paper
- Drawing sketchbook *Suggested size: 9 x 12"
- Drawing pencils *Suggested grades: HB, 2B
- Soft graphite eraser
- Waterproof ink drawing pen *Suggested tip size: 0.5
- Kneaded eraser Optional
- Watercolor paper *Hot Press or Cold Press, 140 lbs.
- Watercolor paint set
- Paint mixing palette
- Watercolor brushes
*Suggested types/sizes: Mop (6), Rounds (14, 10, 3), Flat (3/4")
- Multimedia brushes (for gouache)
*Suggested types/sizes: Round (4), Flat (8)
- White gouache *Permanent White or Titanium White
- Container with clean water
- Absorbent towel or kitchen paper towels
- Scrap pieces of watercolor paper
Masking tape or artist's tape
By the end of this course, you'll have completed a line and watercolor wash piece that features the exterior of a bar.
This course includes downloadable files:
- Your supply list
- My outline sketch
- The reference photo
A photo of my finished piece which you may use as a reference as you're working
Hope you enjoy and get a lot from this course. :)
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When you buy this course, you'll get lifetime access to my Line and Wash Pub Facade (Urban Sketching for Beginners) course, which is made up of 11 value-packed classes in which I teach you how to draw and paint an Elevation view bar facade using the line and wash technique. This course also includes downloadable files (my outline sketch, reference photo, etc.). If you have any questions, send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. :)