Line and Wash Pub Facade Course Urban Sketching

Erika Lancaster Artist
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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 
  • Much more!

✱ 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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Terms + Conditions

Thanks so much for your interest in my course!

Before you make your purchase, please read the following.

Due to the digital nature of this course, and your ability to immediately and easily download all included material when your payment is made, refunds/cancellations/exchanges will not be offered.

You will be able to download these materials, save them to your device or external hard drive, and use them as many times as you'd like, moving forward.

*You're free to share the course with family and friends.

All Intellectual Property Rights in the Course Materials, Online Courses and the speeches made in these classes are, and remain, the intellectual property of Erika Lancaster.

These courses are created for educational purposes and are made to be enjoyed by those looking to increase their drawing/painting skills and artistic knowledge.

Buyers are not allowed to:
(i) copy, modify, adapt, reproduce, re-publish, sell, upload, broadcast, post, transmit or distribute any of the Course Materials without prior written permission
(ii) sell artwork created in these courses or share them as your own publicly

By making a purchase, you agree to these terms.

Thank you for reading and for your understanding!

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Last updated Oct 29, 2023

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: and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. :)

Course Project + Must-Know Info for Success (Video File -.mp4)
Supplies (Video File -.mp4)
Reference Photo Observations (Video File -.mp4)
Preliminary Pencil Sketch (Video File -.mp4)
Transferring Sketch (Video File -.mp4)
Pen and Ink Drawing (Video File -.mp4)
Swatching Colors + Painting Tips (Video File -.mp4)
Painting Large Washes (Video File -.mp4)
Painting Medium Sized Shapes (Video File -.mp4)
Painting Small Shapes + Details (Video File -.mp4)
White Gouache (Video File -.mp4)
+ Downloadable supply checklist, outline sketch, reference photo and photo of my finished piece.

Line and Wash Pub Facade Course Urban Sketching

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