Actors on Stage: Sketching Characters on the Street is the printable PDF version of my class notes for my session at the 2015 USK Symposium in Singapore. This is a quick little class on sketching portraits and ‘slice-of-life’ activities on the street. It’s a collection of simple tips really, but I hope you find it handy. Feel free to try out the approach to sketching people – and use it in your own Urban Sketching outings.
Making Expressive Pen and Ink Drawings on Location: This 11 page self-printable booklet is the class notes and exercises from an Urban Sketchers workshop designed in partnership with the Virginia Center for Architecture. At the time I was thinking about bringing Urban Sketching to an audience of architects – so the underlying goal here is to loosen up line work and to start sketching like a painter. These exercises were originally posted on the blog back in April 2015.
Tea, Milk, Honey: A Watercolor Sketching Cheat Sheet is a single page, folded booklet, crammed with notes about sketching in watercolor. I made it for my workshop on three pass watercolor sketching at the USk symposim in Paraty Brazil – but – it should be useful as a refresher for any beginners.
Feel free to grab the PDF for yourself, or to hand out to your own students. Just print the file and fold it: in half lengthwise, and in half shortwise – to make a little booklet.
Drawing People in Motion is a short (7 page) PDF packed with helpful drawing tips and step by step sketches. It was designed as a handout for my class at the 2013 Urban Sketchers symposium in Barcelona.
I recommend reading in iBooks or Acrobat Reader on any tablet or mobile device. Links may not work in the Kindle Reader because Apple and Amazon can’t seem to get along. Of course you can also read PDFs in any web browser.
Enjoy, and let me know if you found it helpful! ~m