STEP BY STEP OBSERVATIONAL SKETCHING ON THE GO

Drawing in a city can be enjoyable or it can be difficult. Since a lot of time is spent outside, the weather will be an important factor in determining whether you make a quick sketch or a more slowly executed study. It is important to be prepared: carry a small sketchbook and find a suitable place to draw. It may be done while sitting in a café with a great view or while standing at a street corner. The sketchbook must have a hard cover as this gives a surface to support the sketching activity and will protect the drawing. Use the best quality paper you can afford and pencils of various types to achieve variety of tone.

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Start by setting out lightly drawn guidelines. Remember that these guides ...

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