It's summertime! This is the perfect time to wander your neighborhood, or lean out the windows of your house and do some urban sketching---even if you live in the suburbs. Black artist, Alphonso Dunn takes you through the essentials of urban sketching so you too can become a pro at quickly sketching buildings and people on location in the right perspective.
Click on the photo below to be brought to the first of a 4 part series to bring you up to speed. Make sure to click on the description and info below the video to learn the materials you'll need to do the project he is presenting. He says that you'll learn the following things from this first video:
• Review common materials and supplies
• Explore fundamental drawing mechanics and techniques
• Explore useful drawing techniques that help to remove the intimidation associated with direct ink drawing and enable us to handle the medium with confidence
• Learn simple tips on color mixing and basic color theory, and creating your own basic watercolor palette
Of course, if you need any art supplies, we suggest checking out our many art sets that could get you started. The travel sketching set is perfect for urban sketching, click here to be brought to the product page.
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