Term 3 Week 2. Sketchers are a Community

Sydney Australia


Rose Bay
Monday private lesson with Tammy.
We’ll resume this class next week but here are some thoughts for you meantime


Travel Sketching with Toni
Coastal Vista & Perspective.
Location: South Curl Curl Beach coastal walkway. Cafe: Wildwater at Dee Why. Sketch view looking north using walkway and fence line to accentuate perspective. Discuss composition, foreground, middle ground and distance. Add Norfolk pines for scale and drama. Watersoluble pens as tonal warmup, then sketch with choice of pen & watercolour


The Rocks
Intro Sketching
with Tammy
Learning to simply colour and dimension. White top and sides, darker down centre and you’ll see the objects pop.

Rose Bay

Travel Sketching with Tammy at Rose Bay.
Coastal Vista and and Perspective.
The class enjoyed learning the different techniques . Loved using the Brush pen for toning.

Intro to Travel Sketching with Kirsten.
Our very enthusiastic students soon learned that they were becoming sketchers with every shape they put into their books. Everybody did an amazing job. Well done.

Melbourne Australia


Week 3
General Sketchers. Trees: Creating your own style Guide. Explore various techniques & different styles to render similar trees with different effects. Eg hatching & cross hatching, colour only, details or watercolour then add aquarelle, watersoluble pens.
Intro Sketchers. White tops and sides. Tree forms and layered colour

Auckland New Zealand

Clouds and Weather like Turner. Fear not the clouds. Gain confidence. Learn to do Sunny days. Cloudy days. Squally days.


More hot weather predicted. For Annette and the other Urban Sketchers at the Amsterdam Symposium, it was diabolical. Meanwhile, I’ve just been to Spain and Portugal where it was actually slightly cooler. Sketches were done in each location regardless. Here are the first few.
First group are in Bilbao Spain. The gorgeous Jeff Koons ‘Puppy’ sits patiently at the front of Frank Gehry’s Guggenhein Museum.
Second group is Porto in Portugal. That’s the best known bridge over the River Douro. Some in the evening and some in the morning.

That's it for this week. Happy Sketching till next time. Always happy to hear what you’re up to.


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