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Printable Cheat Sheet for Tea, Milk and Honey Workshop

August 19, 2014

I’ve done up a little ‘cheat sheet’ for my class at the USk Symposium in Paraty. It’s a single page (folded) booklet crammed with notes about my watercolor field sketching process.

Naturally it’s meant as a companion to the workshop, but even if you can’t make it to Brazil, it can still be a handy guide.

I find, once I dive in to a sketch, it goes by in a blur. So it’s good to have a plan in the back of your mind. Maybe tuck the booklet into your sketchbook, and just glance over it before you begin – kind of a refresher about strategy.


You can download THIS PDF FILE, (also found on my Downloads page. Send this link to friend). Then print it and fold it: in half lengthwise, and in half again shortwise – to make the booklet. It’s set up for Letter size (8.5×11″) and uses the entire page so un-check ‘fit to printable area’ (under the page scaling pull-down) to use every square inch on American sheets or, if you’re using A4 leave that feature checked and you’ll get a bit of extra white on around edges.

Feel free to use this handout in your own workshops or classrooms, even if they’re not a USK event!


25 Comments leave one →
  1. Linda permalink
    August 19, 2014 8:15 AM

    Great sheet -thanks for sharing.

  2. August 19, 2014 8:44 AM

    I was in your Portland workshop in 2012 and still think of you and this technique nearly every time I’m out sketching! Thanks very much for this handout. You are so generous.

  3. Sandra Deutsch permalink
    August 19, 2014 8:50 AM

    You are a very generous person! I would love to take one of your workshops. Chicago would be nice!

  4. bmweeks permalink
    August 19, 2014 9:55 AM

    Thank you!

  5. August 19, 2014 1:36 PM

    Thanks, very handy, cool folding method.

  6. MIssy Walsh-Smith permalink
    August 19, 2014 2:07 PM

    Very helpful! Thanks for sharing this!
    Missy from Anacortes, WA

  7. August 19, 2014 4:16 PM

    Thank you :)

  8. August 19, 2014 5:43 PM

    Lovely idea, Marc. And thank you for sharing with us lowlives who can’t make it to Paraty. :)

  9. August 19, 2014 7:25 PM

    AWESOME! Already have it in my bag.
    Thank you!!

  10. August 19, 2014 7:50 PM

    Awesome! Thanks to you and Larry Marshall for the note about the pdf.

  11. August 19, 2014 10:52 PM

    Thanks for the refresher, Marc. I took your workshop in Santo Domingo.

  12. Chris permalink
    August 20, 2014 6:16 AM

    Thank you for sharing this, and thanks, too to Larry Marshall’s link on his blog about it. Brazil is a bit far for me, but if you ever offer this in Texas, U.S.A….

  13. Aarti Uppal Singla permalink
    August 20, 2014 8:36 AM

    Thanks for this.

  14. Anne permalink
    August 20, 2014 12:13 PM

    Most appreciated, and looking forward to your book! Uh, will it be as good as this?

  15. August 22, 2014 5:27 AM

    Thank you!! :)

  16. grace permalink
    August 31, 2014 2:30 PM

    Thanks so much:)

  17. September 29, 2014 12:36 PM

    Reblogged this on D.Katie Powell Art and commented:
    Marc Taro Holmes is one of my favorite artists to follow. Here is a small cheat sheet on his Tea Milk Honey in order to create fast watercolor sketches. Yummy too.

  18. jcbrown2017 permalink
    November 5, 2017 2:56 PM

    Marc… Are you doing any workshops in Montreal or that general area after Christmas? I’m planning on visiting Montreal again…and thought I’d check!

    Wishing you all a wonderful time in Stowe!


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