Urban sketching doesn’t have to mean spending hours sitting in one spot. You can do it in just a few minutes! Internationally renowned artist Suma CM guides you step by step to sketch a scene in 15 minutes (or less!). Discover simple strategies to quickly convey the essence of a place, moment or passing scene – whether you’re walking to lunch or traveling in a car, bus or train. Build your drawing skills as you explore concepts such as proportion, shape and depth. Plus get Suma’s tips for adding people and watercolor to really bring your sketches to life.
Meet Suma and begin by going over the materials you'll need to get started. After that, practice some exercises that will help you sketch quickly and confidently when you're out and about.
Suma introduces her "Read It, Frame It, Draw It" approach to sketching quickly on location. Learn how to spot the best scenes, decide what subjects to focus on and make the right marks to convey the essence of a place or space.
Find out how to sketch a scene while in transit, whether you're walking or on a bus, train or car, as Suma breaks down her "Play, Pause, Rewind" method. See how to mark a moving object, take advantage of downtime to add details and look for repetition in your daily routines.
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