Along with all the other projects and regular commitments that you see me doing (teaching, writing, sketching, scanning, filming and video editing etc) I am also working hard behind the scenes on SketchingNow stuff and planning some significant improvements in 2017.
Last week one of the tasks I performed was collecting still shots from every video in all my courses. It was a big job, so I thought it might be fun to share a collage of Foundations demonstrations – most but not all of them!
SketchingNow Foundations covers the essential concepts for urban sketching and helps you develop your own style and gain confidence to sketch on location. The goal is to build a strong foundation of skills that you can continue to develop over the years and come back to time and time again. If you missed it yesterday, I wrote an article about how I used these concepts when teaching architects.
SketchingNow Foundations has been designed to help you to do the following:
Know and love the materials in your kit so that you can get the most of them.
Begin to see the world differently, in a way that will make it easier to sketch any subject – to feel edges, abstract shapes and construct volumes.
In addition to these demos (and a few I haven’t shown you) there is a lot of written content in each lesson (well over 100 pages of downloadable PDF files) with lots of diagrams and examples of my urban sketches using the same principles.
Unlike a traditional drawing course where you might spend hours on a single drawing and trying to make it as good as possible, SketchingNow Foundations is all about building visual skills by numerous 30-minute exercises. Each lesson builds on the previous so you will see a real progression in your skills, begin to see your style emerging and develop a sketching a habit over a three month period.
Just to let you know that there will be a price increase after Christmas (on 28th Dec) so if you have been thinking about it now is a great time to enroll in Foundations.
You have lifetime access to the course so you can start the course whenever you want and work at your own pace. I expect there will be some other people working through the course starting in the first week in January – another reason why now is a great time to enroll!
I will be re-releasing my other two courses, Edges and Buildings, at a spacing that will enable you to work through the courses throughout the year and be ready for the new course in the second half of 2017. Both of these courses are heavily dependent on the concepts, and techniques explained in Foundations, so I recommend that people start with it first.
Even if you are a seasoned sketcher, there is plenty in Foundations for you, especially if you are wanting to increase your accuracy and the speed at which you work.
To enroll or find out more about Foundations please click here.
Please let me know if you have any questions.