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13 Videos (2h 10m)
    • Introduction

      1:56
    • Example Sketches

      2:21
    • Tools & Materials

      3:10
    • Framing Your Scene

      0:44
    • Visualizing in Geometric Shapes

      3:09
    • Sketch - Trees

      4:02
    • Sketch - Windows

      4:15
    • Sketch - People

      15:58
    • Urban Scene #1 - Alley Stairs

      31:08
    • Urban Scene #2 - Intersection

      30:48
    • Incorporating Watercolor (Scene #2)

      18:39
    • Urban Scene #3 - Isolated Bicycle

      11:58
    • Class Project

      1:38

About This Class

Urban sketching is a unique illustration style that immediately draws attention. Its loose, playful nature brings out each individual artist's personal touch, as it demands a quick process that releases the need for perfection. It will allow you to study and observe life all around you, and challenge you to interpret it in different ways. You will gain a new appreciation for what used to be a boring intersection. 

This class will introduce the urban sketching concepts with overviews on where to simplify, where to see vanishing points to assist with dimensions, sketching movement from a glance, capturing architecture, how to look at your scene and frame it for what works well for you as an artist, and more. 

While this is a guided class, you will learn easy techniques that will allow you to confidently whip out your sketchbook and draw on location.

Note: All photo references used in this class are available in the class resources, located under Your Project tab. These can only be accessed from a desktop/laptop.

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Initially I was a bit anxious about the lines and the way she handles her pen but she was so honest, her tutorials are really informative but not intimidating, and I'm very very impressed with the final output of the sketches.
For my AP Studio Art class we have to do a summer assignment that includes two sketches of "interesting indoor or outdoor architecture" which I have not drawn in a while if ever so before this video I kept trying to draw immensely detailed drawings that were just stressing me out. this video really helped me to cool down and really capture the beauty and feel of the moment rather than every little stubborn detail.
Really great class, Peggy makes the subject very approachable for a complete beginner. Useful tips that you can easily put into practice, either sitting at home or out on location.

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Peggy Dean

The Pigeon Letters | Lettering & Illustration

I'm Peggy. I'm native to the Pacific Northwest and I love all things creative. From a young age I was dipping everything I could into the arts. I've dabbled in quite an abundance of varieties, such as ballet, fire dancing, crafting, graphic design, traditional calligraphy, hand lettering, painting with acrylics and watercolors, illustrating, creative writing, jazz, you name it. If it's something involving being artistic, I've probably cycled through it a time or two (or 700). 

Today, I'm known prominently for hand lettering and my unique line illustrations. I'm thrilled to be sharing them with you!