Learn sketching basics with step-by-step lessons from Urban Sketchers instructor and blog correspondent Matt Brehm. Open up your sketchbook and get started with tips for drawing straighter lines and fluid curves. If you get overwhelmed by sketching on location, have no fear! Matt will help you reduce sketching stress by planning what to draw, what to crop out and how large your final drawing should be. With your plan in place, learn basic pencil-sighting and sight-sizing techniques for more accurate proportions and angles. Then, get comfortable drawing repetitive elements such as windows and arches. Think adding depth to your drawing has to be intimidating? Find out how to take control of value and add dimension by hatching in perspective. Matt will even guide you through drawing people, landscape elements and more to bring your sketchbooks to life.
In this lesson, you'll explore how your brain interprets what you see and how that can impact your drawing. Learn to use pencil sighting for accurate proportions and angles in your sketch. And, find out how to use sight sizing to help check your progress as you lay in the guidelines for your sketch.