Simplify city scenes to create vibrant sketches with video lessons from Urban Sketchers correspondent and pro art instructor James Richards. Start with how to select your scene and draw believable crowds with proper proportions. Next, Jim will share his urban sketching tips for breaking down large buildings into basic shapes and textures. Ready to tackle placing and drawing trees, cars and other urban features with confidence? Let Jim be your guide. Then, bring your work to life as you discover how to illuminate your sketches with watercolor washes and use opaque colors to refine the details. Jim will even help you use a step-by-step process to avoid being overwhelmed by complex city scenes.
Meet James Richards and begin by exploring the ingredients that make a place perfect for sketching. From graphic elements to repetition and color to movement, learn to see a space with an artist's eye. Plus, learn to select a "stimulus-rich" environment, perfect for capturing energy.
Public spaces wouldn't exist without people. Learn some basic building blocks for drawing believable people and crowds. Learn proper proportions and understand how to create a sense of depth within a crowd using your eye level line, diminishing size and overlapping. Learn a quick shorthand for capturing people on the move.
Learn to draw large impressive buildings without getting overwhelmed by the architectural details. Follow along as Jim takes you through drawing Denver's Union Station by first breaking the building into basic shapes and then simplifying details into a visual texture.
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