Urban Sketching - Part TWO
Learn a simple formula for putting people in your pictures AND gain more confidence for sketching in public
Learn some basic skills so you will no longer be overwhelmed by the thought of sketching people.
This is NOT a life drawing course.
No longer will you be overwhelmed by even the thought of putting people in your sketches or even your painting, because I have devised a fool proof method to help you create believable figures. Many people find that drawing people is a real stumbling block so I have created this course to show you how a few techniques can get you past this.
By working through my clear and easy to understand video demonstrations you will discover the secret of how to break down the construction of a person, one bit at a time, to the simplest elements and find it's not as difficult as you thought.
Each lecture will look at one part of the body at a time, this way the learning is in manageable chunks. Take your time and practice each step of the way. Then when your confidence has grown you will be able to create more figures of your own.
This is for those who want to add some feeling of activity and sense of event to there visual representation.
Enjoy, love Nicola
Why choose one of my courses?
Because, as a self taught artist I understand how a lot of people feel about their creative work, sometimes anxious, sometimes overwhelmed and often that it's not 'good enough'.
Well, I will hold your hand as you overcome these fears as I offer a friendly, relaxed and sensitive teaching style which will have you feeling as if you standing next to me looking over my shoulder.
Here's a bit about me.
I originally trained as a graphic artist, and then followed a different career path working in the national media, travel and public relations in both London and Paris.
After sometime I returned to my creative roots full time, so to speak, and became a full time artist, teacher and creative entrepreneur.
The artist bit means I have worked in a variety of media, but am currently splashing about with watercolours. I love the magic they make when the pigments play with the water. And if you let them do their own thing, it's even better.
I have also painted murals in a child's bedroom or around a swimming pool, covering everything from fairies to Tuscan views. Painted furniture with decorative effects and designs and given walls specialist paint effects and stencils. All fun stuff for the discerning home owner
The teaching bit involved me teaching a 'Decorative Paint Effects' section of an interior design certificate course at Kidderminster College, Worcestershire, UK. Here they studied paint effects for walls and furniture, designing and cutting stencils, Period design elements and produced sample boards.
Then continuing the theme of teaching I have also tutored on many private workshops in the above subjects plus decoupage, gilding and trompe l'oeil (trick the eye painting).
Now, installed in the south of France I continue with all of the above but adding on-line courses to my creative portfolio. Flexibility is the name of the game in today's world
PreviewPeople - a basic formula. Don't be shy. (0:30)
StartMetro man - look at him in sections. (0:52)
StartMetro man - now let's look in more detail. (8:21)
StartStart with stick men. (6:22)
StartArms poses and hands (5:07)
StartLeg poses and feet. (7:44)
PreviewGlasses and bags make things easier. (5:56)
StartGroups in the distance. (3:23)
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