Spend 2 hours sketching alongside one of the greatest Urban Sketchers in the world. While this is not a drawing lesson but rather a group sketch, there will be a camera on Paul’s pad the entire time.
Paul provides attendees access to several amazing photos that he has taken for attendees to work from.
During the session there will be ongoing conversation related to drawing. This is a great way to meet the artist, ask questions and to meet other people, all while drawing together.
Attendees can share their work at various points during the session and are encouraged to share their drawings afterwards in our forum.
The ZOOM LINK will be emailed to you with your purchase.
Artwork: Paul Heaston
While this isn’t a class but a session to sketch together, there isn’t a supply list. Please bring what you enjoy working with and we will discuss materials while we work.
My preferred supplies:
- Stillman and Birn Epsilon or Alpha sketchbook
- Stillman and Birn Nova beige sketchbook
- Etchr hot press watercolor sketchbook
- Fude or bent nib fountain pens (Sailor Fude de Mannen, Hero 9018, Moonman C1 bent nib)
- Lamy Safari fountain pen with Medium nib
- Derwent water brush filled with diluted Noodler’s Lexington Gray fountain pen ink (in other words mostly water and enough ink to make an intermediate gray tone)
- White Sakura Gelly Roll pen
For many of us, there will be a learning curve using ZOOM. As far as these interfaces go, it is very user-friendly. As with anything new, it takes a little time to get the hang of it. So here are a few tips:
If you can, use a desktop or laptop. They are the easiest to control, and of course, provide you with the largest image for you to draw from. If those are not available, a tablet works well. A phone works well but can be so tiny that the group aspect can get a little lost.
Try to get the best WiFi connection you can. For many us, that means being in a certain area of our home or office. It will elevate your experience, though almost everyone we worked with has had a good connection.
Upon entering: When you enter a meeting, your video and audio are off. You may turn them on as we cannot control your camera and audio, but this is not mandatory. Look for the Video and Audio buttons on your screen. (See below for paragraph on Audio.)
The whole joy of connecting with others in these circumstances is seeing each other. There will be a button on your screen (in different places, depending on your device) that says either Gallery View or Speaker View. WE RECOMMEND GALLERY VIEW. That’s the view with all the faces.
One of the best parts of these sessions is sharing work. During our breaks we share our work (you don’t have to). It is truly a joy to see each other’s work.