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October 3, 2018

Welcome to the archived version of CitizenSketcher. This blog is no longer active – but, it remains chock full of advice on how to draw and paint.

You can start reading anywhere and just follow the links that interest you :) OR – you could go back to the first post and experience it all in chronological order.

Here are some of the more useful category searches and sub-pages:

My Books and Classes < Everything I know in one place, just to save you time.

Step by Step Demos < Posts with work-in-progress narration.

Sketching Tips and Tricks  < Helpful tips and suggestions for self-training.

Free Videos < Only a few things here, but I think there’s some good stuff :)

OneWeek100People < This is the best exercise for learning life drawing. If you only do one kind of self-teaching, this is it. Watch me do my own homework.

Download Workshop Handouts < Free PDF files from my past UrbanSketchers workshops

Painting in Watercolor < This is the good stuff :)

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Watercolor Painting Gear < What I use when painting in watercolor.

Drawing/Sketching Gear < There’s no end to sketching gear. This is my ‘basic kit’ to help you get started.

Reviews of Art Materials < Field testing various Urban Sketchers oriented gear.

That should get you started! Thanks for stopping by, and best of luck with your drawing and painting!



11 Comments leave one →
  1. rhondacaplan permalink
    October 3, 2018 4:34 PM

    Thank you so much for all you do for Urban Sketches.

    I signed up for your classes on Crafsty, and follow you on your blog.

  2. October 3, 2018 5:21 PM

    Thanks for all the goodies here! Much appreciated!!

  3. October 3, 2018 6:18 PM

    I’m already missing posts you’ve yet to write! I’ll definitely follow some of these links and hope there’ll be other ways that you’ll enable people to continue following and being inspired by you?

  4. October 3, 2018 6:59 PM

    Thanks Marc. I will be staying with the blog. And I do one of your Craftsy classes. Thank you for your tuition and inspiration. You and Shari are my favourites; it was great to see photos you both, at the same urban sketching event. All the best. Sandi

  5. Jos Van Berkel permalink
    October 3, 2018 7:00 PM

    Great to be updated. Worried for some time about your absence. Hope we cross paths in the future as you have always been an inspiration. I started spending more time on art after retirement but always wondered if it was worth anything more than my enjoyment. Never had goals, just enjoying myself. Then I ran across your book and found a path. As retired rv’ers we travel a lot and sketching our travels is a perfect outlet for my artistic urge and a great souvenir of our travels. You helped my find my niche. Heading for my second symposium next year in Amsterdam. Hope you are still planning the same. vanberk2

  6. Bob Glazauskis permalink
    October 3, 2018 7:32 PM

    I have enjoyed this blog and learned so and from some of your craftsy workshops and it has truly made me a better Urban Sketcher’s and now very active with the Urban Sketchers of Chicago. Thanks so much for what you have taugh us Marc. I am really going miss this blog. I wish you wel Marc in your next journey.

  7. linda_lebrun permalink
    October 3, 2018 7:34 PM

    Thanks so much for all the good info Marc. I’m Into watercolor and urban sketching right now so I won’t be following you with acrylics.  I did buy your Craftsy class, and will refer to this info often.Best wishes with your new ventures. If you’re ever in Vancouver, let me know and we’ll pick up an Urban Sketchers meetup.  Linda Lebrun 

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxyg smartphone.

  8. jill ackiron-moses permalink
    October 3, 2018 7:48 PM

    Thank you for all your knowledge and hard work. Taking your class on Craftsy and it’s wonderful. Take care, Jill

    Jill Ackiron- Moses

    MA, CPT, 500 RYT, Registered Polarity Practitioner Thai Massage Practitioner Certified Health & Wellness Coach

    516 244 0868


  9. October 4, 2018 2:06 AM

    Thank you Marc for indexing your fantastic blog. It has been a great source of inspiration and will be a reference gold mine to return too.
    All the best in your new direction with oils which will keep us amazed at the beauty of this new approach and show of great skills through your art. See you on instagram @angesmclaughlin

  10. Judy Sopher permalink
    October 4, 2018 4:34 AM

    I have learned so much from your Craftsy class and your books. I thank you for keeping this blog up for awhile as I plan to reread many of your posts. I will follow you in your new blog and wish you continued success.

  11. Randall Laue permalink
    October 5, 2018 9:16 PM

    Be EVERYWHERE! Glad to have you sharing… 👍😜

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