Urban Sketching 101
Beginner | 1 hour 40 min
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Urban sketching differs from studio drawing by strengthening your connection to the world around you. Artist and urban sketcher David Tenorio shares his love for drawing people and places in public spaces.  In this class he’ll demonstrate how to work with Micron pens to create shape, light and ground, and how to apply these principles to any sketch. He’ll cover the basics of the body including proportion, rhythm and identifiers. Then you’ll learn how to draw foliage and architecture, incorporating perspective, linearity and distance. Finally, he’ll take you to Alamo Square park in San Francisco to sketch what he sees there.  
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • 9 x 9" sketchpad - David uses 93lb Bee Paper Mixed Media
  • Micron pens
  • Brush pen or Sharpie marker
  • Pilot parallel calligraphy pen
  • Greyscale markers - David uses Copic Sketch C5 chisel and brush tips
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Learn how to:
  • Work with Micron pens
  • Use the cut-and-paste method for drawing people
  • Identify the rhythm and proportion of the body
  • Work with texture and radial themes in foliage
  • Identify perspective and linear quality of architecture

What you'll get:
  • A six-part series of easy-to-follow video lessons on Urban Sketching
  • 6 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instructions by artist David Tenorio
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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Class Reviews
223 users recommended this class to a friend
Julia Juberias
Excellent class, full of interesting tips for a beginner
October 28, 2022
Michele Casto
Great class! The only thing I would suggest is to add some exercises to practice each lesson (ie people, trees, etc)
September 21, 2022
Vivian Turner
It was extremely straight forward and presented in a calming manner. I will try his tips on my next outing!
More than 3 months ago