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Urban Sketching Techniques

Experience your surroundings in a new way through washes of watercolour and ink!

Join Lori Sokoluk on location for a demonstration of how she creates her plein air sketches. Discover how she captures the essence of the scene using expressive lines, her methods for mixing different shades of green, how she creates darks and shadows using the colours she's already mixed - all while staying focused on what initially drew her to the location!

Watch Urban Sketching Techniques with Lori Sokoluk above to find out how just a few tools can create the perfect reference image that expresses both the mood and colours of the scene.

Interested in some of the products Lori uses?
Arches Watercolour Blocks
Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors
Winsor & Newton Professional Water Colours
Opus Allegro Brushes
Princeton Select Artiste Series 3750 Brushes
Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Brush Pens
Staedtler Lumocolor Permanent Marker
Bamboo Roll-up Brush Holder
Folding Palette with Hole


Urban Sketching Techniques with Don Colley

Add new mark-making techniques to your repertoire with the addition of your digits - your fingers, that is! Using a fountain pen and Faber-Castell Pitt Pens, Don shares a few quick ways to add texture to your next sketch in our video Urban Sketching Techniques with Don Colley.

Interested in some of the products Don uses?
Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Drawing Pens
Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Brush Pens
Faber-Castell Pitt Big Brush Pens
Lamy Fountain Pens
White China Markers
Moleskine Watercolour Books
Strathmore Toned Gray Sketch Softcover Art Journal


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