SKETCHING VERNAZZA AND RIOMAGGIORE (Shadbolt Center July 2017))

By | July 28, 2017

This is a demo of drawing techniques for travel sketching using charcoal (the square-section compressed charcoal is what I use , sometimes called drawing pastel black). Actually, a cleaner, more convenient alternative for travel would be gray felt pens, such as COPIC brand, wide nibs, neutral gray, just a couple of grays plus black fineliner (Type the name  “copic” into the search box on this site to see how this medium can be used to render and color images.). You can use colored pencils over the top.  We first did some practice mark-making and then sketched two villages of the Cinqueterra. See the photos below the video. For the village sketches, I begin with light gesture, then build up 3 tonal values for shapes. Then finish with some contour lines/details, such as edges and windows.

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